Today is National Poetry Day, and Faber is launching a new Poetry website to mark the occasion. The site will feature news, commentary, film, audio and ‘curious snippets’ from across Faber’s poetry list.
The Faber poetry list, originally founded in the 1920s, was shaped by the taste of T. S. Eliot, who was its guiding light for nearly forty years. Since the 1960s, each passing decade has seen the list grow with the addition of poets who were arguably the finest of their generation. It’s home to Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney and modern award-winners like Jo Shapcott, among many others.
For the Faber Poetry site Bookswarm has created something which is flexible enough to handle a range of content types, including images and video, snippets of poems and longform writing, in a responsive shell that works well for users on a whole range of devices.