Poetry replaces politics at Welsh Senedd

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It’s been nearly 200 years of waiting, but today - Tuesday 19 February - poets in Wales will finally receive their acknowledgement as they take over Y Senedd, (the renamed Welsh Assembly building), and that famous last line of Percy Shelley’s 'Defence of Poetry', "Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world," will be re-enacted in a way that even the great dreamer couldn’t perhaps have d...

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Archers star Ben Norris to compere slam at StAnza festival

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A member of the cast of long-running radio series The Archers is one of the “stars of the future and new voices” that will be taking part in Scotland's International StAnza poetry festival between 6-10 March in St Andrews.

Ben Norris, who plays Ben Archer in The Archers, will compere the StAnza s...

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Welcome to a new voice at Write Out Loud: John Foggin, aka The Great Fogginzo

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It gives us great pleasure to welcome John Foggin as a regular guest blogger to Write Out Loud. John’s weekly poetry blog, The Great Fogginzo’s Cobweb, is ardently followed by many poets. We’re hoping...

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Molly Underwood wins £10,000 Manchester Poetry Prize

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Molly Underwood has won this year’s £10,000 Manchester Poetry Prize, awarded for a portfolio of poems. Her win was revealed at a gala ceremony on Friday, February 1, in the Baronial Hall at Chetham’s ...

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