She started out by making a nervous debut a number of years ago on the open-mic stage at Write Out Loud Wigan. After establishing a reputation as a warm and popular performance poet, she appeared in Nationwide TV adverts and on building society posters as well. Now Joy France has shown she doesn’t give a stuff about stereotypes by throwing herself into the in-your-face performance genre of ‘battle rap’. In doing so she has att...
The poet laureate Simon Armitage is next month publishing a new collection of poems focused on Marsden in West Yorkshire – the Pennine village where h...
18th Feb 2020 5:49 pm
Ben Ray, pictured, and Cheltenham poetry festival founder Anna Saunders will be judging entries for the festival’s £200 Wild! Poem competition. Entrie...
31st Jan 2020 2:30 am
Write Out Loud Woking returns to the Lightbox art gallery in Woking on Thursday 27 February. Sign up from 7.30pm for the 8pm start for this open-mic p...
23rd Feb 2020 11:15 pm
Wigan performance poet and BBC New Voices winner Louise Fazackerley has broken new ground with her poetry collection The Lolitas. Its subject matter i...
16th Feb 2020 10:51 am
The deadline is 29 February to enter the Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize, to have a poetry collection published by Indigo Dreams. There are two wi...
16th Feb 2020 11:21 pm
Robert Bly is one of the last living major American poets of his generation, and WW Norton recently published his Collected Poems. I and many other po...
24th Feb 2020 12:27 pm
The American poet Tony Hoagland died in 2018 aged 64. This Bloodaxe collection can serve as an introduction for those previously unaware of him, and s...
24th Feb 2020 4:55 pm
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