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January 31, 2010

UK poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy has organized a “literary live aid” to raise money for the relief efforts in Haiti.  the group of poets–which includes Andrew Motion, Roger McGough, Gillian Clarke, Jo Shapcott, John Agard and Dannie Abse–hope the novel idea will raise £20,000 though more than likely it will be $1,000 and complimentary copies of the authors’ work.  come on?  who wants a LIVE AID without judas priest and Run DMC?

“It didn’t seem enough to do the usual thing and get my credit card out, and I wondered if we could do something bigger than that, and being a poet, a poetry reading was the only thing I could think of.”

M

full report at the BBC

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