We all know that the world has changed immeasurably since March. Almost as much as it has done since Write Out Loud was formed nearly two decades ago. And one thing that’s been clear for all of us to see has been the impact and durability of poetry. The flurry of online poetry events has ranged from local open mics nights to national award ceremonies. It’s been as heart-warming and inspiring as it has been utterly bizarre. I v...
The British Library has apologised to the family of the former poet laureate Ted Hughes, after it linked him to the slave trade through a distant ance...
26th Nov 2020 12:02 pm
Write Out Loud’s Gig Guide is back – but just for events staged online at the moment. Our Gig Guide – which provided the spur for the formation of Wri...
19th Nov 2020 11:00 am
Poetry in the time of coronavirus. Many copies of Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition anthology have now been mailed out - and thank...
12th Nov 2020 9:01 am
One of the current judges of the TS Eliot prize has suggested staging the next live TS Eliot Prize reading event at somewhere like Scarborough or Grim...
25th Nov 2020 9:10 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...
29th Nov 2020 1:49 pm
Frieda Hughes gave up writing poetry in her 20s because she could not bear to be constantly compared with her parents, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, sh...
29th Nov 2020 1:54 pm
News has reached us via Sarah L Dixon, aka the Quiet Compere, of a new anthology to be launched by a poetry group. The ‘Squiffy Gnu’ Facebook page was...
30th Nov 2020 12:00 am
The following poem by Susanna Brougham appeared in the spring 2020 issue of Beloit Poetry Journal, one of our country’s successful older literary jour...
30th Nov 2020 12:00 am
London-based poet and playwright Jenny Mitchell has had poems broadcast on Radio 4 and BBC2, and has conducted workshops in environments ranging from ...
25th Nov 2020 4:16 pm
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