Kim Moore's debut collection wins Geoffrey Faber prize

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Kim Moore has won the Geoffrey Faber memorial prize with her debut collection The Art of Falling, which was published by Seren in 2015. The prize, which is worth £1,500, is given in alternate years to a volume of verse and a volume of prose fiction. It has been won in the past by Seamus Heaney and Tony Harrison.

The judges, poets Gillian Clarke and Katharine Towers, and the New Statesman’s Tom ...

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Poets band together to support Wolverhampton grandmother threatened with deportation

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A group of poets in the West Midlands are putting on a benefit gig on Thursday 14 December in support of Paulette Wilson, a 61-year-old Wolverhampton woman who had been in Britain for 50 years when she received a letter informing her that she was an illegal immigrant and was going to be removed and ...

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Dismay as trust is forced to sell John Clare's local in Helpston

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The pub where John Clare drank and played the fiddle is to be sold by a trust that had intended to turn it into a folksinging centre.

The Exeter Arms in Helpston, Cambridgeshire, was bought by the ...

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Write Out Loud at Stockport art gallery tonight

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Stockport Write Out Loud will be meeting at Stockport art gallery on Monday 11 December for a readaround of poems. Each month a collage poem is produced from contributions. You can read November’s her...

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Katherine Pierpoint wins £2,000 Troubadour prize

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Katherine Pierpoint has won the £2,000 Troubadour international poetry competition prize with her poem ‘The Egg-Slicer’, it was announced on Monday night. One of the prize judges, Imtiaz Dharker, said...

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Helen Dunmore's final collection on Costa shortlist

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Novelist and poet Helen Dunmore, who died in June this year, has been included in the Costa poetry award shortlist for her fifth and final poetry collection, Inside the Wave, which was published by Bl...

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