From Coventry, to Hiroshima, and on to Dresden: Write Out Loud interviews war and peace poet Antony R Owen
Antony Owen is a poet of war and peace, who posted poems on that subject on Write Out Loud more than a decade ago. He has gone on to publish several collections – including one, The Nagasaki Elder, that was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes award – and win a number of prizes. CND Peace Education (UK) selected him as one of their first national patrons, and his poems feature in a national CND peace education resource to schools. I...
James Pollock, a Canadian poet and critic, has won this year’s £10,000 Manchester Poetry Prize. The prize was devised in 2008 by the former poet laure...
1st Mar 2021 4:08 pm
Publisher Broken Sleep Books is looking for submissions for an anthology of poetry about video games of the 1980s and 90s. It will be edited by Aaron ...
28th Feb 2021 10:01 am
One of the last members of the American Beat poetry scene, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, has died at his home at the age of 101. Ferlinghetti co-founded the ...
24th Feb 2021 11:46 am
StAnza, Scotland's international poetry festival from 6-14 March will mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union as a political unit wit...
20th Feb 2021 9:25 am
During the coronavirus shutdown Write Out Loud has been looking back at some wonderful live poetry moments over the last few years … and re-running so...
26th Feb 2021 9:28 pm
Free Verse’s Poetry Book Fair at Conway Hall in London would still draw the crowds, even if it was just about selling books – but it is always a lot m...
26th Feb 2021 9:27 pm
The theme is ‘transformation’ and Fiona Sampson is the judge of the £300 Cheltenham poetry festival single poem competition, with the additional prize...
2nd Mar 2021 5:50 pm
Poet and bookseller Callum James will be judging the Brian Dempsey Memorial competition organised by publishers Dempsey & Windle, which offers chances...
28th Feb 2021 10:12 am
Polly Stretton is chair of the Open University Poetry Society, one of the Croome Poets linked with a National Trust mansion and park in Worcestershire...
1st Mar 2021 12:00 am
How has a poet with a pseudonym, whose work mostly rhymes and includes a large slice of humour, amassed so many followers – more than 80,000 at the la...
2nd Mar 2021 1:46 pm
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