Here’s your poetry in the news for this week:
China’s newly-hailed Emily Dickinson, Yu Xiuhua, is discussed in a journey about going from an isolated life on a farm to becoming a celebrity.
Why reading poetry makes us empathetic.
Lancaster University is offering a free MOOC on the influence of the Lake District on the poetry of William Wordsworth.
An essay by Andrew Johnston, first published as a 14-year old schoolboy.
Sue Wootton explains why poetry is important to help us communicate clearly.
Does teaching poetry get in the way of enjoying it? An interesting article.
And finally, why poetry will make you a good entrepreneur…
Happy weeks all round!