Louise Fazackerley launches 'The Lolitas' collection

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A collection by leading spoken word poet Louise Fazackerley that includes the experience of working with groomed girls in the care system, and is in part a response to Nabokov's novel Lolita and the #metoo movement, is being launched on Friday 13 December in Wigan.

The Lolitas includes poems about daughters, single parenting, love and abuse, and others that explore the story of Shamina Begum, t...

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Raymond Antrobus wins £5,000 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year award

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The multi-award winning poet Raymond Antrobus has won the £5,000 Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year award for his debut collection The Perseverance.

The Perseverance has already won the Ted Hughes prize. The announcement of the award, open to British and Irish writers age...

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Michaela Coplen wins £2,000 Troubadour prize

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A young American currently studying at Oxford University, Michaela Coplen, pictured, has won the £2,000 Troubadour international prize with her poem ‘Re-branding’. Kathryn Maris, one of the two compet...

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