Devon-based poet and archivist Anna Kisby has won the first Marsden the Poetry Village poetry competiton with her poem, ‘Holy Cow’. Competition judge and renowned poet Patience Agbabi said of it: “Every time I read it, I smile: the conceit workes from beginning to end. I admire the boldness of it, the directness, ‘she moos’; the use of vernacular ‘I’ve the mother of a backache’; the similes, the metaphors, each word carefully...
Mona Arshi, Helen Mort, and Maurice Riordan will be judging this year’s £5,000 National Poetry Competition. It’s run by the Poetry Society, which spot...
16th Aug 2019 7:04 pm
There’s a first prize of €1,000 for the winner of this year’s Westport poetry competition, part of Westival music and arts festival in Ireland. The en...
16th Aug 2019 7:04 pm
Lately I’ve been bingeing on Netflix and catch-up and box sets. The Killing, The Bridge, Borgen, Spiral, True Detective, The Wire, House of Cards (the...
11th Aug 2019 8:49 am
Malika Booker will be judging the £2,000 Women’s Poetry Competition, for the best poem by an unpublished woman poet. Amy Wack, poetry editor of Seren ...
30th Jul 2019 12:52 pm
Fancy writing a letter to Dylan Thomas, as if he were alive today? A letter that might have been delivered to his home at The Boathouse in Laugharne? ...
13th Aug 2019 12:04 am
Let's hope that by the time this column appears all fires in California have been extinguished. I wanted to offer you a poem that shows us what that b...
22nd Aug 2019 12:00 am
Weighing in at around 1,200 pages, this is a lifetime’s work, from long poems to short lyrics, from sequential poems of place, to poems documenting Pe...
22nd Aug 2019 2:51 pm
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