Ian Duhig was born in London of Irish Catholic parents, and now lives in Leeds. He won the National Poetry Competition twice, in 1987 and 2001, and the Forward Prize for Best Poem in 2001. Named as one of the Poetry Book Society's New Generation poets, his work has also been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize.
Our pick of the most beautiful, moving and original verses ever written about love and marriage, from the romantic to the unusual and the traditional to the contemporary, there's something for every couple.
Our pick of this year's best poetry collections, from Kate Tempest to Carol Ann Duffy.
We are delighted that Picador poets Ian Duhig and Denise Riley have been shortlisted for The 2016 Forward Prize for Best Collection.
We're delighted to announce that Ian Duhig, John Glenday and Kathleen Jamie have been shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2016.
From Ian Duhig's The Blind Roadmaker. Ian spoke to us about the blind roadmakers who inspired his new collection.
'The Lammas Hireling' has been a lucky poem for me. It started from a conversation I had with a farmer late one night when out for a walk in Islandmagee – I never even learned his name to thank him.
Do you ever get your hair confused with your horses? In French, that is. The speaker in this week's Friday poem, 'Use Complete Sentences' by Ian Duhig, remembers all too well just how frustrating language can be, especially when it's not your own. I love the way he runs with his m...
"It didn't really help very much that I look like Cernunnos now, did it?"
pic: @CrapTaxidermy https://t.co/pxRR6n8v4P
by @ianduhig - 2 hours ago
@GBClarkson I like George MacBeth's 'Owl' too - https://t.co/t4025UuWpn
@accommodatingly @billherbert @GBClarkson I've only come across "a-cold" before in Shakespeare and maybe Borges fel… https://t.co/rPOqQcdQXI
by @ianduhig - 4 hours ago
@GBClarkson Personal taste, I recall: another was "We are merely the stars' tennis-balls" from 'The Duchess of Malfi'.
by @ianduhig - 5 hours ago
RT @CrapTaxidermy: "Whats that Lassie? Little Timmy fell down the old well and you're too fabulous to care?!" http://t.co/y2u53JjCfx
by @ianduhig - 6 hours ago
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