Write Out Loud Wigan at the Old Courts tonight

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It’s Write Out Loud Wigan on Thursday November 14 at the Holding Cell of the Bailiff Bar, in the Old Courts arts centre, Crawford Street, Wigan. This free, long-running open-mic poetry night begins at 8pm. More details and Map

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Poetry in the woods provides lasting WW1 memorial

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It has almost become a cliché, you might think, WW1 and poetry. Yet an initiative in West Yorkshire’s Colne Valley has come up with a fresh take on that link with a durable memorial to remind future generations of that war, and its effects on the casualties’ home communities.

The Trees in Mind pr...

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'I like remembering my brother when he was young, decades before anything went wrong'

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I highly recommend a new anthology called Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection, edited by James Crews and published by Green Writers Press in Brattleboro, Vermont. Here's just one of t...

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American Life in Poetry

Momentary Turmoil: Robin Thomas, Cinnamon Press

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Robin Thomas writes poems of deceptive simplicity and often vivid visual imagery. He is inspired by paintings from the Renaissance, incidents in war and at sea, jazz musicians, railways and family rel...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Stockport Write Out Loud meets at Stockport art gallery on Monday 11 November to share poems at this open-floor night. Each month a collage poem is put together from contributions, and you can read Oc...

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Jane Draycott to judge Edward Thomas Fellowship competition

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The deadline is 18 January 2020 for the Edward Thomas Fellowship poetry competition, judged by Jane Draycott. The first prize is £150. More details  

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The forgotten ones

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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 guns. Traditionally, the great and the good stand so...

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The Great Fogginzo's Wider Web

Poet laureate plans 10-year tour of nation's libraries and new Marsden collection

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The poet laureate, Simon Armitage, has announced a 10-year tour of the UK’s libraries, starting in 2020 with libraries beginning with the letter A or B. Next year he will also be launching a new colle...

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Live Canon perform war poetry on Remembrance Sunday

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Live Canon Ensemble will be performing several centuries of war poetry on Remembrance Sunday 10 November at 4.30pm at the Boulevard theatre in Soho, London. The performance will feature well-known poe...

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'The sidewalk shaded by cranked-out awnings: butchers, bakeries, shoe repair shops'

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We've published several poems by Washington DC poet Judith Harris, who writes beautifully about her Jewish heritage. Bruno Bettelheim, writing about fairy tales, remarked on the closeness of the relat...

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American Life in Poetry

The Blue Tree: Stephen Boyce, Indigo Dreams

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Stephen Boyce is an adviser to heritage and arts bodies, a prize-winning poet and the author of two previous collections, Desire Lines (Arrowhead 2010) and The Sisyphus Dog (Worple 2014) and two poetr...

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Notes from a small island (3)

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We’ll back home by the time you read this; still, I’m enjoying myself too much to stop. About five years ago, Effie’s daughters moved back to Skye, and the holiday cottage was needed as a family home....

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The Great Fogginzo's Wider Web

Free on Friday ... readings and performances at Poetry in Aldeburgh festival

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There will be 20 workshops and 40 events at Poetry in Aldeburgh, a weekend festival of poetry, story and art by the sea with 100 poets, artists, music makers at venues around the town. It’s from 8-10 ...

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Carrie Etter to judge £1,000 Kent & Sussex poetry competition

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Carrie Etter will be judging the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society’s £1,000 poetry competition. The deadline is 31 January 2020. More details

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Last chance to make your mark on the Places of Poetry map

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A poetry project that has allowed poets to pin more than 7,500 poems to a digital map of England and Wales is closing to new poems very soon. After that you will still be able to look at the Places of...

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Painting the Poets: artist Claire Eastgate talks about portraits project

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Artist Claire Eastgate will be talking about her Painting the Poets project at a launch event at Kings Place, York Way, London on Wednesday 6 November. Her project involves a series of portraits of co...

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