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There will be a reading of a seasonal poem commissioned by the Poetry Society when the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is illuminated on 7 December. S...

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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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Carol Ann Duffy has written a sonnet to honour England’s Lionesses and pioneering women fooballers - and a game she has “loved from childhood”. The UK...

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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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Jane Burn has won the Michael Marks Environmental Poet of the Year award for a portfolio of poems titled A Thousand Miles From The Sea. The pamphlet o...

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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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Write Out Loud Woking relocated to a new live venue at the end of November. The Fiery Bird community arts and live music venue has opened up in a new ...

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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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Tom Sleigh and Mona Arshi will be judging this year's £2,000 Troubadour poetry prize. The deadline is 10 December. More details 

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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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