News articles May 2006
Internationally-acclaimed poet and Bolton University creative writing lecturer, Matthew Welton's prize-winning, first collection, The Book of Matthew has been described as âone of the most refreshing first books of poetry to emerge in several yearsâ.
Also on the bill is local poet and retired gardener, John Mather who, until 2004, had never read his poetry in public. His lyrical poems about old Lancashire are popular with the Write Out Loud regulars at their monthly Howcroft Inn poetry nigh...
The Scottish Book Trust is working with Alex Gillon, voice coach, to offer a one-day course for writers exploring the different skills required to perform in workshop and discussion settings.
For further information for these June workshops to be held in Edinburgh costing Â£25, please contact Caitrin Armstrong on 0131-524-0166 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Why have so few new Black and Asian poets been published in the UK in the past 10 years and why is poetry publishing so far behind the amazingly diverse world of fiction? After a year of researching poets and publishers throughout the UK, Free Verse have produced a final report which looks at the results, talks to a range of poets and publishers, and offers some practical advice to both poets and publishers on how they can make a difference.
Emerging Voices, a new imprint from contemporary poetry producer Penned
in the Margins, is currently seeking submissions for its first major
publication, an anthology for younger (and young-at-heart) poets. Up to
five poems are invited from poets writing in English between the ages of
16 and 28. For more details visit
or write to
Life Lines is a poetry anthology from Oxfam which is launched on the 8th of June. The CD contains great poetry from some of Britain and Irelandâs leading poets and all profits go to Oxfam. So you can support Oxfam and buy the book for yourself, as a gift or for your collection if you work for a library, school, or university.
"Glass Orange Poems" is a new poetry magazine - based in the North East of
England, it will be available to all and for all, submissions accepted from all! If you have any work (poetry, short prose, artwork - including photographs) please email it to
In The Red is Liverpool John Moore's University's New Writing magazine. This annual publication is now in it's fourth issue and features exclusive poems from Roger McGough, Sandy Clays, Greta Stoddart, and Sophie Hannah, amongst other new and emerging voices from across The North. Also featured in this year's edition, an international exclusive piece of short prose from US cult favourite Dave
Eggers, and an interview with Paul Farley, a poetry superstar!
It is available for only Â£1 at News Fro...
Citizen 32 launches its open mic night at Urbis on Thursday 11th - see gig guide for more details. If anyone from Write Out Loud is thinking of going then contact PaulB (see email address below) as we will be organising a group trip.
"Taste" is an anthology of poems about food produced by clan-u press at the innovative CETH unit at UCLAN. Scroll down at http://www.uclan.ac.uk/news/2006/web033A.htm
All profits will be donated to Oxfam. RRP Â£3.99. Approx 60 pages.
The anthology features poems from Benjamin Zephaniah and a host of international, national and North West poets including Matt Simpson, Grevel Lindop, Copeland Smith, Helen Thomas, Tony Walsh, Steven Waling, David Bateman, Sandy Clays, and many more. Several poets ...
Poetry as words on a page is a comparatively recent development, and some of the world's greatest literature originated in recitation handed down by word of mouth.
So says Colin Holcombe, Editor, Poetry Magic, in his article, Performing Poetry . See the rest of this fascinating article on our discussions page.
One of the truly great poetry nights is the monthly Dead Good Poets' Society. And, this month, one of the comperes is Write Out Loud's Paul Blackburn:
Wednesday 3rd May Dead Good Poets Society OPEN FLOOR
Third Room, Everyman Bistro, comperes: Paul Blackburn and Sarah Maclennan. Â£1
Corporate Watch, the leading corporate-critical research group, is producing an anthology of poetry about corporations to celebrate its 10th
Submissions have been promised from Adrian Mitchell, Rachel Pantechnicon, Mario Petrucci, Will Holloway, Julian Cope, Todd Swift and Attila the Stockbroker.
Read the call for submissions on their website, and email your poems to email@example.com, or post to
16b Cherwell Street,
Oxford, OX4 1B...