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Write Out Loud took another big step forward on Thursday night, when we screened our first Spoken Sessions show, featuring Kirsten Luckins, Forward prize winner Will Harris, plus four open micers. It was hosted by Matt Abbott, pictured, and was – and is - available to view on our new Patreon page, which offers you the chance to subscribe for a small monthly fee. The small monthly fee can be £5 a month, or even less, depending ...

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Luke Wright, who performed nightly on Twitter for 100 consecutive nights from his Suffolk home at the beginning of lockdown last year, has won the Sab...

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One of the stories that emerged from the weekend’s Saboteur awards was the success of Bloody Amazing, the best anthology winner, “full of taboo-breaki...

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A Myanmar poet has died in detention and his body was returned with the organs removed, his family said. The Guardian reported the death of Khet Thi, ...

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I owe an enormous debt to Wendy Cope because she rekindled my interest in poetry without ever realising it. Our paths crossed in 1984 when she handed ...

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The collected lectures of the poet laureate Simon Armitage when he was Oxford Professor of Poetry are to be published this week. In A Vertical Art Arm...

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Raymond Antrobus will be judging the £5,000 Bridport poetry prize. The deadline is 31 May. More details



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During the Covid lockdowns Write Out Loud has been looking back at some wonderful live poetry moments over the last few years … and re-running some of...

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The news that the anthology Poems for Jeremy Corbyn was being reprinted because of its popularity, reported right at the start of its launch at Housma...

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A poet who was brought up in England and won the Nobel prize currently has no monument in England. Ireland’s WB Yeats spent two-thirds of his young li...

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Fiona Benson, David Constantine and Rachel Long will be judging this year’s £5,000 National Poetry Competition, run by the Poetry Society, which is no...

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The insane birds in 'Almost Forty', by the always eloquent and emotionally generous poet Ada Limón, seem to be warning of the coming of winter, but it...

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Paul Francis is a retired teacher who has published three previous main poetry collections; he has also won three national poetry competitions, and be...

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