Searching for Black Britain: Roger Robinson and Johny Pitts at Manchester literature festival

Last year TS Eliot prize-winning poet Roger Robinson and acclaimed photographer Johny Pitts rented a Mini Cooper and followed the coast clockwise in search of Black Britain. Johny photographed black British people loving, laughing, hanging out with friends and family, commuting, working, and protesting. In response, Roger wrote poems and essays about light, nature, music, activism, living in a soc...

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'We don't remember our birth, when a mother dies, it's gone'

Victoria Chang has an uncanny capacity to contain, in the compact machine of a well-honed poem, so much emotion and meaning. She explores such a core element of what connects us as human beings — the capacity to remember and to forget. 'Homecoming' proposes, convincingly, that our earliest memories ...

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American Life in Poetry

Veteran radical poet Tom Pickard reads at Newcastle protest rally

Veteran radical Tyneside poet Tom Pickard took part in an Enough is Enough rally in Newcastle on Saturday, one of a number of demonstrations that took place in cities around the country at the weekend...

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The Presence and the Dream: edited by Serena Trowbridge and Sarah Doyle

The Pre-Raphaelites are a beloved part of this country’s cultural fabric. And so an anthology of a decade of the Pre-Raphaelite Society poetry prize is not such a niche product as it might first appea...

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Write Out Loud Woking marks six years with anthology

A Write Out Loud open-mic poetry group has just published its first anthology. Finding Our Voices – The First Six Years has been masterminded by Rodney Wood, co-host of Write Out Loud Woking with Greg...

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