Poetry ReIncarnation anniversary celebration at Last Word festival at Roundhouse

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A festival of spoken word, storytelling and live performance takes place at the Roundhouse in London, starting Saturday 16 May, until 31 May. Included on the bill are Polarbear, Mark Grist, John Hegley, Luke Wright, Rob Auton, Deanna Rodger, Inua Ellams, and Tongue Fu, and a highlight is the celebration of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the First International Poetry Incarnation, which saw over ...

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Kei Miller, Liz Berry, and Ian McMillan at South Yorkshire poetry festival

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Kei Miller, pictured, Liz Berry, Patience Agbabi, Clare Pollard, Kim Moore, Zaffar Kunial and Barnsley’s own Ian McMillan among the leading poets taking part in South Yorkshire poetry festival - 18-24 May - which this year is extending its scope beyond Sheffield with events between  at Rotherham, Do...

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Poetry at St Ives launches Cornish festivals spree

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There’s poetry and music in the square each day, readings, a folk opera, Jack and Jenny, in poetry and song about Cornish miners, including Write Out Louders Ann Foxglove and Judi Strega (pictured), a...

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Brian Patten, John Hegley - and a tribute to Hovis Presley

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Brian Patten, Mandy Coe and John Hegley will be headlining Live From Worktown, Bolton’s festival of words, with the main festival events running in the week beginning 18 May. Live From Worktown also f...

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Brian Patten, John Hegley, and tribute to Hovis Presley at Live From Worktown festival

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Brian Patten, Mandy Coe and John Hegley will be headlining Live From Worktown, Bolton’s festival of words, with the main festival events running in the week beginning 18 May. Live From Worktown also f...

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Sean O'Brien and shades of green at Cheltenham poetry festival

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Environment and the natural world is the theme of this year’s Cheltenham poetry festival, from 22 April to 3 May, which includes a reading sponsored by the Campaign to Protect Rural England by Sea...

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Perfect! This year's Wenlock poetry festival notches up new firsts

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One of the friendliest poetry festivals around, situated in one of the nicest spots in the country, is gearing up for a weekend of firsts. Wenlock poetry festival in Shropshire was founded by Anna Dre...

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Last Word festival looks back at legendary 1960s poetry 'incarnation' at Albert Hall

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of a legendary poetry event - the First International Poetry Incarnation on 11 June 1965 that saw over 7,000 people pack the Royal Albert Hall to witness Allen Gin...

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Sean O'Brien to launch new collection at Newcastle poetry festival

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Sean O’Brien, professor of creative writing at Newcastle University, will be launching his new collection, The Beautiful Librarians, at the start of Newcastle’s new international poetry festival, whic...

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International gathering of poets at Scotland's Stanza festival

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One of the UK’s biggest poetry festivals, Stanza at St Andrews, will be staged early next month, as the poetry festival season begins to get into gear. Poets from the US, New Zealand, Jamaica, the Far...

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Prize winners Jonathan Edwards and Kei Miller in Wenlock poetry festival lineup

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Costa poetry prize winner Jonathan Edwards, pictured, and Forward prize winner Kei Miller will be among a host of big poetry names at this year’s Wenlock poetry festival in April, organisers have anno...

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No poet is an island: global lineup at Stanza festival in March

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Poets from the US, New Zealand, Jamaica, the Faroe Islands, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Sardinia, Mallorca, India, as well as the UK will be appearing at Stanza, Scotland’s international poetry festival ...

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