Winner of UK's top prize and Missouri's first poet laureate

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"Sean O'Brien wins unprecedented poetry double," by Sarah Crown from Guardian Unlimited, reports on O'Brien's winning of the T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize, making him the first author ever to win the UK's top two poetry awards in the same year. His collection, The Drowned Book, is described as "fierce, funny and deeply melancholy."

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"The Right Poet for Missouri," by John Mark Eberhart from KansasCity.com, approves of Missouri's first poet laureate: Walter Bargen.

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