Fiona Benson has won the £10,000 Forward prize for her collection Vertigo & Ghost, it was announced on Sunday night at the Royal Festival Hall on London’s Southbank. After receiving the prize, she said: “Thank you so much! We were all asked to prepare something, which of course I didn’t!” Benson, who was born in Wiltshire and lives in Devon, has said that the terrifying sequence of Zeus poems that form the first half of her co...
We are delighted to announce that leading performance poet Louise Fazackerley has become a director of Write Out Loud. The Wigan-based professional po...
17th Oct 2019 12:25 pm
For 30 years or more, we’ve been coming to the Isle of Skye at the end of October. Thirty years ago you could more or less rely on frosty nights and s...
20th Oct 2019 11:44 am
Wolverhampton Literature Festival’s 2020 poetry competition, to be run in conjunction with Write Out Loud, opens for entries on the theme of “vision” ...
20th Oct 2019 9:35 pm
It was the end of an era at Write Out Loud’s Poetry Jam at Marsden jazz festival on Sunday. The ever-popular and energetic Julian Jordon bowed out aft...
16th Oct 2019 6:59 pm
One of poetry's most important tools is sensory imagery, and the following poem, by Christie Towers of Massachusetts, brings in pleasurable smells, ta...
16th Oct 2019 10:09 am
There is a sobering and rather worrying statistic that has emerged from Cancer Research UK since 2015, which is that one in two people will develop ca...
21st Oct 2019 9:13 am
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