Taking the last bus home after nights like these! Brian Bilston wows big audience at the New Poetry Shack in London
The hugely popular “poet laureate of Twitter” Brian Bilston has always been somewhat of a mystery man, keen to obscure his true identity and limiting his public appearances. He does seem to be getting out and about a bit more in 2023, however. Heather Moulson was among an adoring audience of around 200, according to the organisers - and we have no reason to doubt them - at the New Poetry Shack in Islington, north London, to he...
Anthony Joseph has won the £25,000 TS Eliot Prize for poetry for his collection Sonnets for Albert, it was announced on Monday night. The autobiograph...
17th Jan 2023 9:41 am
The National Memorial Arboretum is looking for a poet in residence for 12 months, who will explore its surroundings, landscape, and memorials through ...
1st Feb 2023 12:00 am
Forty-eight poets will be taking part in a Poem-A-Thon on Saturday 11 February in Walthamstow, north-east London, to raise money for local food banks...
30th Jan 2023 12:00 am
Selima Hill has been awarded the King’s Gold Medal for Poetry, Buckingham Palace has announced. A committee chaired by the poet laureate Simon Armitag...
14th Jan 2023 11:17 am
Bolton poet Jeff Dawson was featured this week on a BBC Radio Manchester programme about his home town, which has missed out on the government’s ‘leve...
25th Jan 2023 1:26 pm
A new monthly poetry night is being launched in Northumberland next month. The Poetry Café at the Warm Hub, Cheviot Street, Wooler, will be held on Fr...
22nd Jan 2023 12:00 am
Ron Scowcroft lives in Lancaster. His pamphlet Moon Garden was published by Wayleave Press in 2014 and his full collection Second Glance by Oversteps ...
2nd Feb 2023 12:00 am
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