28th May 2014
Author, poet and activist Maya Angelou dies aged 86 8
3:06 PM — Famed American author and civil rights activist Maya Angelou has died, aged 86.
27th February 2014
Nigerian authors blast Ugandan anti-gay law as ‘un-African’ 9
5:44 PM — Two leading authors, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Jackie Kay have spoken about their concern for the new anti-gay law in Uganda.
27th December 2013
Poem on Alan Turing: I Beg Your Pardon? 10
4:35 PM — Writer Dean Atta expresses his thoughts on the recent pardon given to Alan Turing in a poem.
3rd December 2013
Project hopes to publish censored Iranian poet’s work about forbidden gay love 1
5:37 PM — A Kickstarter project has been started with the hopes of outsmarting censors in Iran by having a poet's work, banned in the country, published in the UK.
9th January 2013
Gay Cuban American poet chosen for Obama inauguration 5
6:42 PM — President Barack Obama has chosen an openly gay Cuban American poet, whose work focusses on his homosexual awakening, to deliver a poem at his inauguration this month.
28th March 2012
Queer feminist poet and essayist Adrienne Rich dies aged 82 9
10:28 PM — The pioneering feminist poet, Adrienne Rich, who consistently challenged the myths of the American dream, has died, aged 82.
28th January 2010
Carol Ann Duffy to host ‘poetry Live Aid’ for Haiti 5
5:15 PM — Carol Ann Duffy, the first bisexual poet laureate, is to host a 'poetry Live Aid' fundraiser for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Duffy, who was given the post last year, has organised Saturday's event at Westminster's Central Hall with 21 other poets.