Wolverhampton Literature Festival’s 2020 poetry competition, in conjunction with Write Out Loud, has opened for entries on the theme of “vision”. This year's judge Roz Goddard says she's partial to poems "that are unexpected, inventive, filmic with a sumptuous spread, playful poems, intense poems that make me catch my breath, poems where I get a sense of the poet firmly in their own authentic territory, opening their shoulders...
A feature-length biopic detailing the life and works of the Nobel prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will be shown on BBC2 at the end of November. The f...
18th Nov 2019 5:47 pm
The poet Imtiaz Dharker is to become chancellor of Newcastle University. Dharker is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and was awarded the Q...
22nd Nov 2019 12:00 am
The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Traditionally the world goes silent. The traffic stops. There may be salvos from field gu...
9th Nov 2019 11:18 am
Benjamin Zephaniah and Michael Symmons Roberts are the headline poets at Lichfield cathedral’s The Word poetry festival, which is taking place from Su...
21st Nov 2019 12:00 am
Minnesota has many fine writers, gathered together by a deep and trusting affection for one another. Freya Manfred has been an important part of that ...
20th Nov 2019 11:27 pm
The cover of this confessional poetry collection has the poet, head bowed, holding a mic. Exposed. Recovery Songs by Ralph Dartford is not an easy rea...
20th Nov 2019 11:28 pm
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