All items: Jo Shapcott

Maura Dooley, former RLF trustee, speaks with Jane Draycott about her complex connections with her Irish heritage, reaching to the realm of the 'beyond' when translating the work of Iranian poet Azita Ghahreman, and the unanticipated rewards of her residency at Jane Austen's Hampshire cottage.

Is writing a ruthless business? How much honesty is too much? Should you mine your own life for stories? RLF writers explore this literary quandary in 'The Splinter of Ice'.

The RLF provides an inside look at the diverse and surprising ways in which contemporary writers support themselves beyond their writing lives.

Julia Copus examines the role of intense personal experience in contemporary poetry, including her own recent work.

Joanne Limburg examines the complex responsibility of writing honestly about one’s own life when this also requires writing about the lives of others.