This weeks Poem of the Week is 'Migration on a Bad Day' by Devon Brock. Though telling a simple tale, the poem works so well due to the almost 'beat' like quality of the writing alongside a quite delicious lilting rhythm and wonderful restraint. It is one of those pieces where you can tell each word has been agonized over but it all seems so natural and flows as if it dripped straight from the mind to the page.
Alice Oswald has been elected as the next Oxford University professor of poetry, it was announced today. She received 1,046 votes, followed by Andrew ...
21st Jun 2019 7:19 pm
Mona Arshi, Helen Mort, and Maurice Riordan will be judging this year’s £5,000 National Poetry Competition. It’s run by the Poetry Society, which spot...
21st Jun 2019 10:36 am
I remember one of my uncles, a lifelong trades unionist and old-style Labour man. He was an interesting man; he completed his Open University degree w...
23rd Jun 2019 11:35 am
It’s Write Out Loud Woking at the Lightbox café in Woking on Thursday 27 June. Two hours of open-mic poetry, starting at 8pm. Sign up from 7.30 for a ...
24th Jun 2019 12:00 am
Festival director Mike Took is flying the flag for Leamington’s new poetry festival, which will take place from 5-7 July. The festival will see over 5...
20th Jun 2019 11:09 am
I am often asked if I know of a good poem to be read at a wedding, and here's one by James Bertolino, from his new and selected poems, Ravenous Bliss....
24th Jun 2019 12:00 am
London Undercurrents is the product of five years of in-depth research, part-funded by an Arts Council Grant, by two poets, Joolz Sparkes and Hilaire,...
21st Jun 2019 9:23 am
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