Cultural Capital 15 May 2014 Thank You Note to Christopher Reid A new poem by Grey Gowrie. Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up Laureate poems called Yesterday’s News (pithier than The News of the Screws ever managed though I am cross, I’m afraid, at your bottling an Ode to Rebecca Wade), with Jimmy Savile, Hurricane Sandy (that red-tressed Medusa makes me randy I confess) and even a not-so-brave Billet-Doux from Ferdy Mount’s cousin, Dave, arrived this morning. Thanks. Though you find Elliott Carter one of the few worth praising, you’re kind yet never stuffy. Time to step down, I fear, Ms Duffy. Grey Gowrie is a Conservative peer. His poetry collections include The Italian Visitor and The Domino Hymn. › Golazo! by Andreas Campomar and Futebol Nation by David Goldblatt: the football myth behind Brazil's World Cup Subscribe For the latest TV, art, films and book reviews subscribe for just £1 per month! This article appears in the 08 May 2014 issue of the New Statesman, India's worst nightmare?