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Category: An Unknown Soldier

Letters Home: The First World War Poetry Kit

by David & Ping Henningham with The National Poetry Library Librarians The Times Educational Supplement, Britain’s leading education periodical, has published a feature on ‘Letters Home: The First World War Poetry Kit’, a book we published in collaboration with the Southbank Centre’s National Poetry Library; The aim was to create a resource using inspirations that

Times Educational Supplement praises ‘Letters Home’, (+ free download!)

The Times Educational Supplement, Britain’s leading education periodical, has published a feature on ‘Letters Home: The First World War Poetry Kit’, a book we published in collaboration with The Poetry Library; The aim was to create a resource using inspirations that the children might not have got to hear about until university – and that’s

New Concrete Performances at Whitechapel Gallery, 25th July 2015

We’re pleased to report that we will be making a small live contribution to Chris McCabe and Victoria Bean’s launch of ‘The New Concrete: Visual Poetry Since 2000’ (Hayward Publishing) at the Whitechapel Gallery. The book places our Grand Eagle (capitals and columns) screenprint amongst a constellation of wonderful contemporary concrete poetry. Zilkha Auditorium 77-82

Hayward Publishing anthologise HFP: The New Concrete

We are honoured to be included in this wonderful visual poetry anthology from Hayward Publishing (Hayward Gallery) alongside the likes of Vito Acconci, Christian Bok, Fiona Banner, Peter Finch, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Cerith Wyn Evans… and I note several very smart people we can also call our friends: The New Concrete Visual Poetry Since 2000

Letters Home Booklet Published with Poetry Library, Southbank Centre

Letters Home The First World War Poetry Kit Henningham Family Press and The Saison Poetry Library 14pp, ISBN: 9780956316615 The exhibition of An Unknown Soldier at the Royal Festival Hall that ran from November to January has now come down, but it will have a legacy in the Poetry Library for a few years yet.

Brilliant review in The Times Literary Supplement of our Unknown Soldier

The Times Literary Supplement, ‘the leading international forum for literary culture’, has published a celebratory review of ‘An Unknown Soldier’. You can read the review here: Against Unremembering In the review David Collard puts our poem into context, saying: Henningham’s mordant wit and avant-garde flair is part of another poetic tradition stretching back to Wyndham

Remembrance Day Talk at Poetry Library – Digest and Protest

I gave a short talk in the Southbank Centre on Remembrance Sunday. Sir Andrew Motion began the day with a reading of Wilfred Owen’s Dulce Et Decorum Est, and the centrepiece was a performance of Britten’s War Requiem, chiefly featuring players representative of the age for military service. There’s a link at the end for

Remembrance Sunday at Southbank Centre, HFP talk at 1.15pm tomorrow

The Southbank Centre have asked us to take part in their Remembrance Sunday, Andrew Motion: Dulce et Decorum est, by doing a 15 minute talk and short Q&A in The Saison Poetry Library at 1.15pm. We will be touching on the role of the Arts in Remembrance and Memorials, those decent British iconoclasts – the
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