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  • The Alvarez Generation shortlisted for early career book prize 20 March 2017 William Wootten's The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, and Peter Porter has been shortlisted for the University English Book Prize 2016.
  • TLS Review: You Have A Visitor 10 March 2017 John Greening reviews William Wootten's debut collection, You Have A Visitor, in today's Times Literary Supplement.
  • Jack Thacker wins first prize in international poetry competition 31 January 2017 Jack Thacker's poem, 'The Load', has been judged by Sir Andrew Motion as the winner of the 2016 Charles Causley international poetry competition.
  • Letter Writing Among Poets 27 January 2017 Daniel Karlin's contribution to a new collection of criticism on the letters of poets has been reviewed in the TLS.
  • Bob Dylan: Poet of Record 21 October 2016 On November 13th, the Nobel Prize in Literature 2016 was awarded to Bob Dylan "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition". Below are extracts from Daniel Karlin's response in the Times Literary Supplement.
  • Bob Dylan, Nobel Laureate? 12 October 2016 The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature will be announced on Thursday 13 October. While the front-runners are considered to be the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami and Kenyan author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, one current Bristol English Professor, and one former, have discussed how the famously inscrutable Dylan might react.
  • Recent BPI Speaker in TLS 23 September 2016 This week's edition of the Times Literary Supplement includes Mark Ford's essay: A London Romance: Thomas Hardy in 1872, at 'the parting of the ways'. Professor Ford recently gave the lecture, Thomas Hardy: Half a Londoner, at the Bristol Poetry Institute.
  • Danny Karlin to give 2016 Clarendon Lectures 18 September 2016 Daniel Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English and founding Director of the Bristol Poetry Institute, will give the prestigious Clarendon Lectures at the University of Oxford this Michaelmas term.
  • Daniel Karlin on BBC Radio 4 23 March 2016 Daniel Karlin, Winterstoke Professor of English Literature and founding Director of the Bristol Poetry Institute, will tomorrow appear on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time with Melvyn Bragg to discuss Elizabeth Barrett Browning's epic Aurora Leigh.
  • Asif Khan new Director of Scottish Poetry Library 3 March 2016 The Bristol Poetry Institute's Asif Khan has been announced as the new Director of the Scottish Poetry Library.
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