Ready for lift-off! Retired teacher Jonathan Humble launches children’s poetry webzine The Dirigible Balloon
A former deputy headteacher and poet is launching a monthly online magazine devoted to children’s poetry and aimed at linking up with children in schools. Jonathan Humble's webzine The Dirigible Balloon will contain poetry that takes “our young readers on a journey, lifting their thoughts, feelings and aspirations as though they were on an exciting flight, expanding their horizons and having lots of fun in the process”. Jonath...
As the summer heat holds many of us hostage, live poetry in air-conditioned venues is a welcome and long overdue escape from the daily grind. But virt...
25th Jul 2021 8:35 am
The annual poetry and spoken word festival BBC Contains Strong Language comes to Coventry City of Culture this year with over 50 Covid-compliant and i...
26th Jul 2021 8:06 pm
Luke Wright will be headlining Tunbridge Wells poetry festival, which will take place from 15-27 August. Organisers say there will be slam and open-mi...
31st Jul 2021 12:00 am
Around 20 year ago, poets Malika Booker and Roger Robinson saw the need for a space where writers outside the establishment could grow, discuss and le...
4th Aug 2021 11:31 am
A veteran poet who moved out of London to Lewes is launching a new open-mic poetry night in the Sussex town. Janine Booth – also known as The Big J – ...
2nd Aug 2021 11:50 pm
A conference is being held to celebrate 200 years of Mechanics’ Institutes worldwide – and a poetry competition is being organised as part of the cele...
4th Aug 2021 9:32 am
Evidence of the staying power of print poetry magazines and some of its most respected and distinguished editors could be found in London on Saturday....
25th Jul 2021 7:59 pm
Alwyn Marriage is a much-published poet and novelist, and publisher, who last year found herself facing the “jaws of hell”. Her latest poetry collecti...
6th Jul 2021 11:06 am
The deadline has been extended until midnight Monday 9 August to recruit eight young mixed-heritage people with an interest in polylingual poetry to d...
30th Jul 2021 7:20 am
For many of us who live in landlocked states, an encounter with the tumult and power of the sea can be a bracing encounter with nature. Here, in a poe...
26th Jul 2021 12:15 pm
Writer, editor and reviewer Beth O’Brien is the author of two previous collections of poetry: Light Perception (2019) and I Left the Room Burning (202...
28th Jul 2021 8:21 pm
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