Poets add their voices to protests on Climate Strike day

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There was poetry taking place all over the world today, at demonstrations involving people  – and young people in particular - striking today (Friday 20 September) to draw attention to the climate crisis (this picture was taken in Brighton this morning). At just one such gathering, Poets for the Planet were meeting in Parliament Square from midday at an event organised with Modern Poetry in Transl...

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Poet Musa Okwonga hits out at fellow old Etonians Cameron and Johnson

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A poet and old Etonian has hit out at attitudes among politicians who attended his alma mater. Writing in the Guardian, Musa Okwonga said: “Eton is proud of its political leaders. This can be seen from the fact that, in one of its most famous rooms, you can find the bust of every student who has gon...

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Write Out Loud's Poetry Jam celebrates its 10th anniversary at Marsden jazz festival

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Write Out Loud’s annual open-mic Poetry Jam at Marsden jazz festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary at the festival next month, at a new venue. This year, on Sunday morning 13 October poets ...

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Reading to raise funds to restore Hugh MacDiarmid's Brownsbank home

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A poetry reading to raise funds to help restore Brownsbank, the home of Hugh MacDiarmid, will take place at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh on 11 September.  

MacDiarmid has been described...

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