Poets take to the train or head for seaside on World Poetry Day

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It’s World Poetry day on Thursday 21 March – and in Suffolk six poets will be taking to the train for a poetry parade. Starting at Ipswich station from 12.30pm, the poets will perform on the platforms, and then on the 1.17pm train from Ipswich to Lowestoft, getting off at Halesworth, for a performance at The Cut arts centre at 2.30pm.

Amy Wragg said: “I am delighted to be organising this unique...

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Best spoken word performer, best spoken word night? Voting opens for 2019 Saboteur awards

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Voting has opened today – Friday 8 March - for the 2019 Saboteur awards, organised by Sabotage Reviews, giving you a chance to vote in such categories as best spoken word performer, poetry pamphlet, best spoken word night or show, innovative publisher, and anthology. A new category this year is best...

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Loud and proud: marking Women's Day!

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Actor injured in incident outside Scottish Poetry Library after tribute event

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An actor was allegedly stabbed in Edinburgh on Saturday after taking part in an event at the Scottish Poetry Library. Tam Dean Burn had been speaking at the event, a tribute to the late poet Tom Leona...

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Poetry comes alive in Leamington as town plans first festival this summer

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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 6-1...

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