The British-Trinidadian poet, writer, musician and performer Roger Robinson has won the £25,000 TS Eliot prize for his collection A Portable Paradise. The book tackles racism, violence and the Grenfell Tower fire, but is built on observations of ordinary daily life. Robinson, who splits his time between London and Trinidad, has served as a mentor to many successful writers. A Portable Paradise is published by Leeds-based Peepa...
Late last year Raine Geoghegan launched a second pamphlet of poetry that documents and celebrates her Romany heritage. Her family picked fruit, vegeta...
13th Jan 2020 10:51 pm
It’s Bolton Write Out Loud at Bolton Socialist Club on Sunday 19 January. Join hosts Jeffarama! and Gordon Zola for this open-mic poetry event. Arrive...
16th Jan 2020 12:00 am
Hylda Sims, a poet and musician who was one of the pioneers of skiffle, and in more recent years host of the Fourth Friday poetry and music nights at ...
16th Jan 2020 11:18 am
Paul McGrane of the Poetry Society will be judging the Brian Dempsey Memorial competition, with prizes for a pamphlet, and for a single poem. It is or...
16th Jan 2020 8:05 am
Dominic Berry is the guest poet at Write Out Loud Sale at the Waterside arts centre, Sale, on Tuesday 21 January. Entry is £3 to this open-mic poetry ...
18th Jan 2020 12:00 am
Poets Tom Montag and David Graham have just published a fine anthology, Local News: Poetry About Small Towns, from MWPH Books, PO Box 8, in Fairwater,...
16th Jan 2020 8:06 am
Bereavement, loss and love interweave in Anne Stewart’s latest collection. Her sequence ‘The Last Parent’, 31 poems that make half of the collection, ...
16th Jan 2020 9:47 am
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