From PhD thesis on everyday sexism to award-winning poetry collection: Kim Moore wins £10,000 Forward prize
Kim Moore has won this year’s £10,000 Forward prize for best collection for All The Men I Never Married, a book that first emerged from a PhD thesis in Poetry and Everyday Sexism at Manchester Metropolitan University. She has said in an interview: “In my PhD, I wanted to examine my own experiences of sexism and what happens when you put the white space of a poem around that experience. The strange thing was that the things I w...
Award-winning poet Jonathan Edwards has won the £2,000 Troubadour prize with his poem ‘My Grandfather’s Car’. One of the two judges, Victoria Kennefic...
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A poetry collection about witchcraft which traces historic atrocities, and celebrates the lives of those accused of witchcraft with empathy, tendernes...
9th Dec 2022 12:00 am
Peace poet Antony Owen read a poem from his collection The Nagasaki Elder this week at the culmination of a meeting at the House of Lords that looked ...
8th Dec 2022 12:00 am
Children’s poet Kate Wakeling is the author of this year’s poem ‘and a tree’ commissioned by the Poetry Society to celebrate the arrival and lighting ...
7th Dec 2022 4:24 pm
Write Out Loud regular John Botterill has published a collection of his poetry under the pen name of JG Barwell - and was interviewed about it on Manc...
24th Nov 2022 9:09 am
In what amounts to a blizzard of printed poetry, Stephen Atkinson is the third regular Write Out Loud poet who has recently published a collection. Ba...
30th Nov 2022 5:50 pm
Allison C Rollins manages, in this striking poem, to contain the anxiety of those facing sightlessness, and the urgency they feel to try to preserve i...
5th Dec 2022 12:00 am
Alwyn Marriage’s latest collection is a comprehensive and thoughtful overview that celebrates womankind in personal, evocative stories and via literar...
26th Nov 2022 10:59 am
In The Illustrated Woman Helen Mort guides us through a roadmap of the body, its personal and political journeys, from adolescence to motherhood, to c...
1st Dec 2022 8:54 am
Sarah Wimbush is a Leeds poet who originates from Doncaster, and whose debut poetry pamphlet, Bloodlines, won the Mslexia/PBS poetry pamphlet competit...
7th Dec 2022 5:29 pm
Paul Summers is a poet born in Northumberland and currently living in North Shields. He has published a number of poetry collections, written for TV, ...
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