The Joy of Writing - Polish Poetry Festival

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I left this festival with an overwhelming sense - a reminder for me - of the joy of writing. Which is handy really, that being the festival title. In Polish it’s Radosc Pisania, the title taken from Wisława Szymborska’s poem of the same name. (Favourite poet too of Anya, a recent poem of the week winner.)

Most of Nobel Laureate Szymborska’s life was spent in Krakow - like Manchester, a UNESCO c...

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Festivals: The Mild Irritation Behind the Joy

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As readers of these pages may have observed, this summer I have kept myself very busy visiting, and writing about, quite a few poetry and literature festivals all over the UK.  From the humble StoneFest in Atherstone to the mighty Edinburgh Fringe, Festivals of all genres continue to develop as a po...

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StAnza Reveals Headline Names for 2019 Festival

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StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival, has unveiled some of the headline acts which will make up another impressive programme for 2019. In keeping with its reputation of being a truly inter...

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Sharpen Your (S)Words - Holmgangr Comes To Winchester!

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One particular event at the 2018 Winchester Poetry Festival (October 5th-7th) is the only way to settle literary disputes - as “Only One Translator leaves alive!”

Winchester may not be Valhalla, bu...

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Leontia Flynn at The Winchester Poetry Festival

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Winchester celebrates National Poetry Day and the launch of the third Winchester Poetry Festival with a specially commissioned poem by the award-winning Irish writer Leontia Flynn (pictured).  Artisti...

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