Friday, 23 October 2009

Eliot the nation's favourite poet...

Earlier this year, the BBC launched a Poetry Season, aimed to encourage wider interest and engage a new generation of readers. Highlights, and information on both poems and poets can be found on their website here. To coincide with this, they also ran a public vote to decide the nation's favourite poet. With more than 18, 000 votes cast, T.S. Eliot came out the winner, John Donne second, and Benjamin Zephaniah third. All three, although different eras and styles, are recognised for their highly influential works; 'The Waste Land', 'Holy Sonnet X' and 'Dis Poetry' respectively.

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