Poets Laureate: a wordsearch!!

For Scotland’s International Poetry Festival 20145 – 9 March  there will be an exhibition of Poets Laureate from Dryden to Carol Ann Duffy.

It’s an exploration of the relationship between poet and monarch featuring (UK) Poets Laureate across the centuries and their works including the current Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy.  This will include such as presentation volumes, manuscripts and images of and information on the poets.

This exhibition will be held at The Queen’s Gallery, Holyrood House, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX

Stanza – Scotland’ Poetry Festival 

is a good link to see the who what and where of the full events of Scotlands International Poetry Festival which covers a wealth of fascinating people and subjects.    Just a matter of choosing and booking.

While I am here pondering Poets laureate I should note that there are countless sites/pages to read up on th P.Ls….      All I am mentioning is that the exhibition starts with John Dryden, who was the first official Poet Laureate (from1668-1689).  There had been four ‘unofficial’ poet laureate earlier:      Edmund Spencer 1591-1599;  Samuel Daniel 1599-1619;   Ben Jonson 1619-1637  and William Davenport 1638-1668.

list of laureates          this link is to Hull Uni. but ther must be ‘loads’

Just to add a little difference I include a Wordsearch of the Poet Laureates names though dates are not included..and its not very hard!

laureate wordsearch


Author: poetryparc2

Here goes: I read poets and around poetry and any other book I take a fancy to. I seem to have a preference for seeing the changes from the Victorian period through to the 1930's, maybe 50's. But, and a big but, I also read anything right up to current poetry/performance poetry. Sometimes my ‘historic’ preference for 'imagist' and ‘Nature' unnerves me for too much too modern. However, I do like to range over poetry and fiction, any and all periods. I also like finding (if only for me) regional or partly forgotten poems and poets. Maybe all this is too eclectic to have a themed 'Blog' but so be it....... I also write fiction that might add up to a small mole-hill one day. Plus reviewing new or old books that are relevant to my enthusiasms of Crime Fiction, the Arts, Natural History and Special Education. This is on 'wordparc'. I try to record honestly what I think but if something is too bad (to my mind, others may love it!!) then I will not 'blog'. I buy or borrow to read and review. If there is a click-through it is meant to be useful though ‘wordery’ might give me a small % at no cost to you. There, what's that if not seemingly random!

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