Lucy Vickery

Spectator competition: rapping poets laureate (plus: give a villain a makeover)

The latest competition invited you to follow in the footsteps of Andrew Motion, who as poet laureate wrote a ‘rap’ to mark Prince William’s 21st birthday. It was bad enough to feature in a Telegraph piece by Charlotte Runcie on the worst poems by great writers and commenters on the BBC website were equally unimpressed: ‘Is that rap with a silent ‘c’, then?’ Bill Greenwell’s rapping John Betjeman takes the extra fiver this week.

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