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Where once I was intimidated by Seamus Heaney’s brilliance, these days I am inspired by the poets I love — W. N. Herbert, U. A. Fanthorpe, Sean O’Brien, Kathleen Jamie, Don Paterson, John Glenday. They show me the possibilities of poetry.

Tracey Herd speaks with Julia Copus about the prevalence of female iconography in her work, the low status of writing based on popular culture, and how the spirits of the truly gifted can live on through music, film and literature.


Jane Feaver speaks with Julia Copus about her novel An Inventory of Heaven, an exploration of tragedy and darkness that challenges the conventional notion of the pastoral.

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