Harper’s Bazaar’s Erica Wagner on Dark Rose for Christmas

The last-minute scramble for Christmas gifts is upon us. Sure, you thought you’d have it all planned out – but somehow it never quite works out that way, does it? But never fear: I’m happy to offer a little help with a couple of stocking-size treats that are bound to please… well, almost anyone you know. Of that I am sure. Read more.

Christmas cracker: Carol Ann Duffy teams up with Little Machine on festive album

Dark Rose for Christmas reviewed by Write Out Loud

Could poetry provide a Christmas hit this year? The poet laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, has teamed up with Little Machine, a trio of musicians that sets famous and contemporary poems to music, to create Dark Rose for Christmas – 10 album tracks of Christmas poems with musical settings. Little Machine have already added music to a number of the poet laureate’s poems – she has in turn dubbed them “the most brilliant music and poetry band in the world”.  Read the full review.

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Carol Ann Duffy & LiTTLe MACHiNe at Stratford Poetry Festival – Review

Here’s a review of the show from ‘Lit Blogger’ Joe Sale

On Sunday night of the 30th of June I attended the opening night of the 60th Stratford Poetry Festival, a night which would consist of two performances; one from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, and the other from LiTTLe MACHiNe, a phenomenal poetry band that have set the great poetry of many eras to music, with astonishing results. Read more…