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 Screwsever 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 randyI confess) and even a not-so-braveBillet-Doux from Ferdy Mount’s cousin, Dave,arrived this morning. Thanks. Though youfind Elliott Carter one of the fewworth 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 £1 per month This article appears in the 08 May 2014 issue of the New Statesman, India's worst nightmare?