Universal and Eternal: Review of Discovering Dante at Durham Book Festival

Dante may have lived 700 years ago, but the epic poem he wrote, The Divine Comedy, lives on through later writers. Three speakers with expertise ranging from Romantic poetry to world literature […]

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A Living Library: Review of Discovering Dante, at Durham Book Festival

Dante’s Divine Comedy tracks his journey from hell to heaven – but Dante has now arrived at a new destination in Durham, partly through a forthcoming exhibition at Palace Green Library, and […]

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Rich Seams: Review of the Northern Poetry Gala at Durham Book Festival

Defining the North is an always-provocative challenge, but poetry – with its attention to language and voice – provides a fine form through which to explore and celebrate the region’s […]

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Happy Symmetry: Review of Sinéad Morrissey, Colette Bryce, and Tara Bergin at Durham Book Festival

Sales of poetry books have been booming in recent years – not surprisingly given the wealth of innovative and inspiring work around. The Poetry Book Society showcased three remarkably ‘strong voices’ before a […]

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