'We like oddball, fringe-dwelling weirdos.' Burning Eye's call to performance poets

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Calling all performance poets yet to publish a first collection – performance poetry publisher Burning Eye is waiting to hear from you. Burning Eye’s publisher, Clive Birnie, pictured at the London Poetry Book Fair, has issued a submissions call on his website, but adds this warning: “We get many submissions from poets whose work may well have merit, may well have been published by fine journals like the Rialto and Poet...

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Two leading poets will be reading at Marsden’s famous Railway Inn, home of the legendary Write Out Loud poetry jam, as part of a Write Out Loud fri...

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Write Out Loud’s newest monthly open mic event, Risk a Verse at the Red and Green Club, Milnsbridge, Huddersfield, is on Thursday 24 April at 7.30pm...

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Sunday’s meeting of Write Out Loud Middleton on 27 April will be held in memory of Middleton’s recent co-host Lorraine Charlesworth, who has died ...

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Wendy Cope will be judging the £2,000 Mslexia poetry competition, with an extra prize of £1,000 for the best poem by a previously unpublished woman ...

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Simon Armitage, John Hegley, Daljit Nagra, Frieda Hughes, Luke Wright, Elaine Feinstein, Glyn Maxwell and David Morley are just some of the star names...

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One of England’s most famous poems is the subject of a competition on its centenary. ‘Adlestrop’, by Edward Thomas, was written about a stop mad...

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Stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary, comedian and broadcaster Elvis McGonagall takes to the airwaves on 30 April when the first episode of ‘Elvis ...

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Forward and Costa poetry prize winner Michael Symmons Roberts will be judging Poetry London magazine’s £1,000 competition. The deadline is 2 May. M...

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