Poet James Fenton
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James Fenton: Pen Pinter prize winner reads Blood and Lead

British poet and journalist James Fenton has won the Pen Pinter Prize, which celebrates champions of free speech.

Established in honour of playwright Harold Pinter, it is given to a writer who casts an "unflinching, unswerving" gaze upon the world.

Organisers English Pen praised Fenton as "one of the finest poets of his generation".

He spoke to Huw Edwards about combining the two careers, and recited his poem Blood and Lead.

  • 23 Jun 2015
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