Fishing for an audience: live poetry events at Brixham museum

The fishing town of Brixham in south Devon will be staging its own three-day live literary event next month. Brixham Books and Bards at Brixham Heritage Museum from 1-3 June will include Paignton performance poet Robert Garnham will be reading from Squidbox, his pamphlet of poems about the local fishing industry.

Samantha Little and John Scotney will appear on 1 June, launching ‘Brixham in 100 ...

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Free readings at Seren Cardiff online poetry festival

The 2021 Seren Cardiff poetry festival began on Thursday 15 April with four days of online readings, workshops and events. All the events – apart from the workshops – are free.

Benjamin Zephaniah will share his Desert Island Poems with Rhian Edwards. Cerys Matthews presents her new poetry/music c...

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Remembering May Ayim and Julia Darling at Dead [Women] Poets Society

Two women poets, May Ayim and Julia Darling, will be remembered when Dead [Women] Poets Society meet online on Sunday 11 April. Momtaza Mehri and Hannah Hodgson will be speaking about the lives and le...

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Bolton's Live From Worktown to broadcast poems from around the globe on World Poetry Day

The Bolton-based arts organisation Live From Worktown is staging a virtual Cultural Cabaret event to celebrate World Poetry Day on Sunday 21 March at 7.30pm. Fourteen poets will be reading 14 poems, m...

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Festival launches Manchester Poetry Library's Polish collection

Following their highly successful 2018 Polish Poetry Festival, Radość Pisania, Manchester Metropolitan University’s Writing School is having another on Saturday 27 February, this time to celebrate the...

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Replying to Keats: new poems from three contemporary poets on bicentenary

The Poetry Society has marked the bicentenary of the death of John Keats on 23 February by commissioning three contemporary poets – Ruth Padel, Will Harris and Rachael Boast –to respond to their favou...

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StAnza poetry festival marks end of the Soviet Union

StAnza, Scotland's international poetry festival from 6-14 March will mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the Soviet Union as a political unit with a focus on languages from countries of the forme...

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Writ in water: radio play and poetry event to mark bicentenary of John Keats' death in Rome

The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association is marking the start of two years of events celebrating the lives and works of poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley with a commissioned play, Writ in Water,...

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Celebrating the NHS with These Are the Hands anthology reading at Kendal poetry festival

A reading from the NHS anthology These Are the Hands will be one of the highlights of Kendal poetry festival, taking place online from 19-28 February. The anthology published by Fair Acre Press featur...

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