Less than a month ago, poet Janine Booth set up a Facebook group for fellow poets wanting to write about the issues and experiences that people were facing during the coronavirus crisis – and was amazed at the response. Within one week the CoronaVerses: poems from the pandemic group had enough poems for an e-anthology, which has just been launched. A print edition is intended to follow. All the poems in the anthology were post...
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An uplifting and comforting poem to help us through the coronavirus crisis and lockdown that was posted on Write Out Loud – and put to music as well –...
6th Apr 2020 10:34 am
A set of stamps commemorating the Romantic Poets to mark the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birth go on sale from today, Tuesday 7 April. A...
7th Apr 2020 11:02 am
BBC Radio 4 today marked the 250th anniversary of William Wordsworth’s birthday with poems from four contemporary poets – Helen Mort, Kim Moore, Jacob...
7th Apr 2020 1:49 pm
During the coronavirus shutdown Write Out Loud is looking back at some wonderful live poetry moments over the last few years … and re-running some of ...
2nd Apr 2020 9:39 am
So, there I was, back in the city were I once spent three gloriously happy, if challenging years working and living; a city with a certain notoriety; ...
2nd Apr 2020 9:10 am
The Poetry Society’s Foyle Young Poets of the Year competition, for poets aged 11-17, is being judged this year by Maura Dooley and Keith Jarrett. The...
4th Apr 2020 10:16 am
I'm writing this column on a summer day when a hungry crowd of Monarch butterfly caterpillars are eating the upper leaves of the milkweed just outside...
7th Apr 2020 12:00 am
The secondary heading of this literary-travel memoir - a combination of prose and poetry - is ‘Charting Unknown Waters’. And although Anne-Marie Fyfe ...
7th Apr 2020 12:00 am
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