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 collection of poetry, Magnetic Field, which gathers together his poems on Marsden, the village where he grew up and began life as a writer.

Over a week in each spring for the next decade, he plans to gi...

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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 Poetry map, but no more poems will be accepted.

But that’s not the end to what has proved a very...

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