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Roll up for the Malton festival poetry slam

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The Speakers’ Corner, the team behind York's monthly poetry and performance nights, have got together with the organisers of the second Malton literature festival to present a poetry slam with cash prizes for the winning poets.

Speakers' Corner host Andy Humphrey will be MC for the night. There will be a special performance from guest judge Tristram Fane Saunders, who has performed at Latitude and supported Luke Wright on his recent tour.

Andy said: "We had a superb turn-out for th...

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RSPB and The Rialto Nature poetry competition

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There's still plenty of time to enter a Nature poetry competition organised by the RSPB and The Rialto poetry magazine.  The deadline is 30 April 2012 – and according to the Rialto, which recently celebrated with relief the renewal of an Arts Council grant for three years, there hasn't been that big a rush of entries so far. The term “nature poetry” will apparently have a very wide interpretation by the judges, who are  Sir Andrew Motion, former poet laureate, who names Wordsworth an...

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