Read lots of poetry, listen and learn: the road to publishing your first collection

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We at Write Out Loud are very pleased to announce that our Reviews Editor, Frances Spurrier, has just published her first collection, The Pilgrim’s Trail. Here Frances talks about hearing the good news, the importance of reading “reams and reams” of poetry, and how vital creative writing courses and workshops were in shaping her work.

 

"The process of publication is as hard to pin down as the process of writing i...

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The first anniversary of the death of Seamus Heaney on 30 August 2013 will be marked by a festival of poetry, writing and culture in his home area, th...

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Book festivals, unlike music festivals, rarely seem to set many people into a heightened state of animation – unless, of course, those people are bi...

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Ian McMillan will be hosting and taking part in a poetry reading, Dylan Unchained, with Geraldine Monk and David Annwn, as part of the Dylan Thomas ce...

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First Elvis McGonagall, now Luke Wright has entered the debate about Scottish independence. The English performance poet’s tongue-in-cheek contribut...

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The closing date is 30 September for a competition in which two winners will have their poetry collections published. The Geoff Stevens Memorial poetr...

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Roger McGough will be reading from his new collection, As Far As I Know, and Simon Armitage from his new book, Paper Aeroplanes: Selected Poems 1989-...

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Luis Benítez is an Argentinian poet who has been honoured in France, Italy, Uruguay, and Mexico, as well as in his own country. His books have been p...

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This anthology of fatherhood arrived hot on the heels of its companion anthology of motherhood, but that’s not surprising. The Emma Press specialis...

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