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Two years on: tireless poet of war in Ukraine issues new collection to mark grim anniversary

A poet who has regularly and untiringly posted poems about the war in Ukraine on Write Out Loud since Russia’s invasion has produced a new selection of his work to mark the second anniversary of Vladimir Putin’s attack. Two Years On by Stephen Gospage contains 50 poems about the war, including a number that have not previously appeared on Write Out Loud. It has this foreword: “It is now two years since Russia launched its sens...

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Veteran punk poet John Cooper Clarke is celebrating “25 years in showbiz” and his latest collection What with a 2024 tour. Venues include Edinburgh Qu...

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Compere Sharron Green is also guest poet at Write Out Loud Woking at the Fiery Bird on Thursday 29 February. Sharron will be reading from her new coll...

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The Poetry Detective broadcast on BBC Radio 4 is about “the poems we carry with us. The poems that speak to us so strongly that we return to them in t...

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The Poetry Society has reopened its Poetry Café and basement in Betterton Street, London for hire during daytime hours for the first time since Covid ...

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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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'Lines in the sand' is the theme of Bournemouth Writing Festival's competition. Organisers are looking for poems of up to 30 lines, excluding the titl...

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Norbert Hirschhorn is a public health physician, commended in 1993 by President Bill Clinton as an American Health Hero in the tradition of physician-...

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Far too often you come across volumes of poets talking about their craft, and you are left none the wiser. Rather than dispelling the mystique, they m...

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Rhianna Levi began her Worcestershire Poet Laureate tenure in June 2022. During this time she has worked closely with the Worcestershire Acute Hospita...

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