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...
The multi-award winning poet Raymond Antrobus has won the £5,000 Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year award for his debut colle...
6th Dec 2019 10:25 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
Members of Stockport Write Out Loud meet on Monday 8 December to share their poems at Stockport art gallery. Entry is a £1.50 donation to this group w...
5th Dec 2019 12:00 am
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
Sometimes a poem can seem to be like a jeweller's setting, in which a gemlike image is presented. This one, by Chase Twichell, who lives in upstate Ne...
3rd Dec 2019 8:47 am
Perhaps you need to be as well read as Richard Hawtree to truly appreciate the poetry in his rich, debut pamphlet collection. On the other hand, maybe...
5th Dec 2019 9:22 am
In recent times, the Japanese art of haiku and its related forms, the tanka and the haibun, have become increasingly popular in poetry circles through...
5th Dec 2019 1:12 pm
We know how valuable and enjoyable you find this site (and do keep telling us).
Please read about donating to Write Out Loud.
Join Write Out Loud
Join Write Out Loud to post your poems, join in the discussions and, optionally, receive our newsletter.
Who runs Write Out Loud?
The site is run by a team of volunteers. So please be patient in waiting for replies.
Press releases, articles, gig reviews to news editor, Greg Freeman: email@example.com
Poetry/book Reviews editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Poetry Directory of magazines, competitions, publishers, courses, etc. Listings info to: email@example.com.
Moderation, blogging and related issues: firstname.lastname@example.org
Access/log-in or general enquiries: email@example.com
- open mic event - Write Out Loud event
7:30pm at The Sahara - 143 Highland St, Worcester, MA, MA 01609, US
7:00pm at Green Mill Jazz Club - 4802 North Broadway Avenue, Chicago, US
7:30pm at Denver Mercury Cafe - 2199 California St., Denver, CO 80205, US
7:00pm at Cultured Coffee - 309 Cleveland Ave, Canton, OH 44702, US
7:00pm at Tractor Wells Park - 1800 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, US
7:00pm at Re-Bar - 1114 Howell St, Seattle, WA 98101, Seattle, US
7:00pm at Gold Room Bar & Grill - 1300 E Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, OH 44310, US
7:30pm at Spider House Ballroom - 2908 Fruth Street, Austin, TX 78702, US
7:30pm at Pig Iron Literary & Art Works - 26 North Phelps Street, Youngstown, OH 44503, US