The acclaimed writer, broadcaster and poet Clive James has died after a long illness at the age of 80. He won many plaudits for his TV programmes and criticism over the years. But after his terminal diagnosis with leukaemia and emphysema in 2010, he increasingly turned to poetry to “start saying goodbye”.
One of his most popular poems, ‘Japanese Maple’, published in the New Yorker in 2014, was about a tree given to him by h...
A collection by leading spoken word poet Louise Fazackerley that includes the experience of working with groomed girls in the care system, and is in p...
10th Dec 2019 3:37 pm
Forget about the election – once you’ve cast your vote, of course – it’s Write Out Loud Wigan in the Bailiff Bar of the Old Courts arts centre on Thur...
10th Dec 2019 12:00 am
Fellow poets have delivered many tributes on social media to the innovative poet and online editor Reuben Woolley, who has died after a long illness a...
5th Dec 2019 4:01 pm
In the last post I was writing about poets who inspired me, who gave me the aspiration to write. Poets who taught me what I needed to be writing about...
1st Dec 2019 12:07 pm
The deadline is the end of December for Wolverhampton Literature Festival’s 2020 poetry competition, in conjunction with Write Out Loud, on the theme ...
3rd Dec 2019 9:08 am
Here's a poem about something that each of us receives, though only once. If you didn't get yours written into a poem, you've got it put away somewher...
10th Dec 2019 11:59 am
Poet, writer and educator Jean Atkin has worked on a variety of residencies in both England and Scotland and provides workshops and readings to school...
10th Dec 2019 9:50 am
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