Caroline Griffin and Lawrence Illsley are winners in Write Out Loud's Beyond the Storm poetry competition in aid of NHS
Caroline Griffin has won Write Out Loud’s Beyond the Storm poetry competition in aid of NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal with her poem ‘Occupation (Lockdown April 2020)’. At the same time ‘Corn Chandelier’ by Lawrence Illsley has been named the winner of the People’s Vote. On receiving the news Caroline said: "I'm absolutely thrilled that Andrew McMillan chose my poem. Thank you so much for all the hard work you’v...
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William Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage at Grasmere reopens to the public today – Saturday 15 August – for the first time since lockdown, although you need ...
15th Aug 2020 12:00 am
The poet laureate Simon Armitage has added his voice to those criticising the decision by the exams body Ofqual to make poetry optional at GCSE. Armit...
9th Aug 2020 1:40 pm
Poetry will be optional for GCSE English literature students next year, as part of changes for the 2021 paper brought in by the exams body Ofqual to “...
4th Aug 2020 11:44 pm
An award-winning poet from the north-east featured on the BBC Radio 4’s World at One lunchtime news programme this week, reading her poem about the ri...
12th Aug 2020 12:44 pm
The £5,000 Gingko prize for eco-poetry, in association with the Poetry School, will be judged this year by the poet laureate Simon Armitage, and Jade ...
12th Aug 2020 10:50 am
During the coronavirus shutdown Write Out Loud is looking back at some wonderful live poetry moments over the last few years … and re-running some of ...
13th Aug 2020 8:59 am
As I started to write this I realised I had absent-mindedly typed The Masque of Energy - an apt Freudian slip after this fiery performance surged thro...
13th Aug 2020 8:27 am
Glaswegian Finola Scott’s poems can be found on posters, postcards and tapestries. Her work has been anthologised in many publications including Gutte...
7th Aug 2020 9:54 am
I’ve read that every time we call up a memory we tweak it a little, so that in the end what we remember is mostly fabrication. Here Emily Ransdell, a ...
12th Aug 2020 10:51 am
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