POETRY IS IMPORTANT IN THESE DIFFICULT TIMES - HELP US TO HELP OTHERS CREATIVELY, IF YOU CAN

We hope you managed a well-earned rest over the festive period in spite of all the plans that had to be cancelled. We know things are looking gloomy and the last thing you need is a plea for support from us, but what we are asking is for you to support us in supporting others. Write Out Loud has made a huge difference to people’s lives – through poetry - in the past 18 years. 2020 taught us the value of poetry in difficult tim...

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Amanda Gorman will become the sixth and youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration on Wednesday. The 22-year-old from Los Angeles will be...

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Musician and DJ Cerys Matthews is a great champion of poetry. The singer, songwriter and broadcaster, who hosts a weekly music show on BBC Radio 6 Mus...

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One of the poets involved in the Cerys Matthews poetry and music album project has spoken of his “joyous surprise” at being asked to contribute, and o...

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Legendary 1960s figure Marianne Faithfull has unveiled her latest album project – reading the works of the Romantic Poets, including Keats’ To Autumn,...

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The £25,000 TS Eliot Prize readings will be combined with the chair of the judges’ announcement of the winner in a streamed event hosted by Ian McMill...

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A tribute has been paid during a TV series about Cornwall to “one of  Cornwall’s most celebrated poets”, Jack Clemo. In a section of Rick Stein’s Corn...

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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...

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The new Forward prize winner, Kei Miller, looked out at the audience, smiled, and apologised for the downbeat nature of his final poem on National Poe...

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Do you still remember the first lockdown? How it felt quite different to this one? Back then we were moving into spring, then summer. There were a who...

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Write Out Loud board member Julia Clark, headteacher of Lily Lane primary primary school in Moston, Manchester, and the school’s poet-in-residence Lou...

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Write Out Loud regular Ray Pool is known to many here as a professional musician. But what may be less well known is that before he turned to music, h...

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Karen Hayes spent the earlier part of her working life as an actor and musician and later artistic director of the Bristol-based theatre collective Pu...

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