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It was sixty years ago this year ... university plans festival event to honour poetry landmark

An historic poetry landmark in Newcastle that hasn’t been open to the public for a long time but still captures literary imaginations reaches its 60th anniversary this year. Morden Tower, built around 1290 as part of the city’s medieval walls by Edward I, will be celebrated at a Newcastle poetry festival event next month.  In the 1960s the tower, lacking electricity, sanitation, and indeed chairs, hosted a swathe of American p...

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One thing stands out whilst considering why and how people write poetry - and that is, the words come when they are ready to come. This statement is b...

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Developing Graham Sherwood’s theme of inquiring more deeply into the making of our poetry, and encouraged by the success of our challenge to you to wr...

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Fran Lock and Alan Morrison will be judging the 2024 Bread and Roses poetry award organised by Culture Matters. There will be five prizes of £100 each...

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The Foyle Young Poets of the Year award is once again open for entries. It’s organised by the Poetry Society and supported by the Foyle Foundation, an...

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Graham Mort will be judging the Frogmore Press poetry prize. The prize is 250 guineas, and the deadline is 31 May. More details  

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Mark Totterdell is the author of three previous collections of poetry: This Patter of Traces (Oversteps Books, 2014), Mapping (Indigo Dreams, 2018) an...

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Shropshire-based poet, writer and educator Jean Atkin is the author of two previously published collections from Indigo Dreams, How Time is in Fields ...

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A would-be prime minister who confessed to liking – and writing - poetry? Was that why the ‘Red Wall’ working-class voters turned so decisively agains...

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