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Poet, actor, musician, writer, campaigner, TV presenter Benjamin Zephaniah has died after a short illness. A post on his Instagram account reads: "Pro...

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My memories of Benjamin Zephaniah are of him sharing a stage with Tony Benn at the Ledbury poetry festival in 2013, and later at the same festival, at...

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This year’s Trafalgar Square Christmas tree poem, ‘T is for Tree’ by Isabel Galleymore, was unveiled on Thursday evening. It draws a parallel between ...

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In July 2020, the poet, rapper, playwright and recording artist Kae Tempest came out as non-binary, announcing that they would publish and perform und...

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A book of interviews which should prove very useful to poets aiming to improve their skills, and is already on the reading lists of several universiti...

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The official biographer of WB Yeats, Roy Foster, will be delivering the inaugural Bedford Park Lecture on the Nobel prizewinner at St Michael and All ...

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Poet Michael Rosen, who spent 48 days in intensive care in 2020 after contracting Coronavirus early on during the pandemic, has been spurred to write ...

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Malika Booker, who won this year’s Forward prize for best single published poem for the second time, will be judging the £600 Teignmouth poetry festiv...

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Zaffar Kunial will be judging The Rialto’s £1,000 Nature and Place poetry competition. The Rialto magazine is working in association with the RSPB, Bi...

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Rachel Carney grew up in Sheffield and now lives in Cardiff where she teaches creative writing. For several years she worked in museums and is complet...

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Nigel Planer is perhaps best known as Neil the hippy in the anarchic 1980s youth comedy The Young Ones. But as well as being an established actor with...

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This full collection - and with no pun relating to the title intended – feels like a breath of fresh air. ‘Remembering Snow’ is lyrical and profound i...

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