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‘A stay against confusion’: An Interview with Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams is a poet, columnist and travel writer who has gained a loyal following for his plain, sparse yet poignant poems. His parents were the prolific and popular stage and film actor Hugh Williams (Hindley in Wuthering Heights, 1939) and the haute couture model turned actress Margaret Vyner, whom Cole Porter famously added a tribute to in his song, ‘You’re the Top’. His brother … Continue reading ‘A stay against confusion’: An Interview with Hugo Williams

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Report: T. S. Eliot Prize Reading 2010

At the British poetry world’s biggest annual prize, a strong shortlist including three former winners battle for the prestige and the cash. The victorious poet, however, comes as something of a surprise. Dan Eltringham T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize Readings, Southbank Centre, Sunday 17th January 2010 All quotation from the performances. ‘It was a cold coming we had of it/Just the worst time of year/For … Continue reading Report: T. S. Eliot Prize Reading 2010