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Dismayed to find that most of the books on her shelves were originally written in English, Ann Morgan decided to spend a year reading works from around the world. In doing so she gained some fascinating insights into other cultures, which helped to enrich her own writing.
From William Carlos Williams’ prescription pads to George Szirtes’ Twitter-length stanzas, the medium has shaped the message of poetry. John Greening surveys the curious and influential choices made by modern poets.

Simon Rae speaks with Carole Angier about his writing life as a poet, biographer, playwright and Young Adult novelist.