Mersey Poets reunited as Brian Patten joins Roger McGough on Poetry Please
Two poetry veterans and comrades linked up on Radio 4 when presenter Roger McGough welcomed his old friend Brian Patten, pictured, to Poetry Please on Sunday 25 July at 4.30pm.
Roger McGough and Brian Patten were two of the three Mersey Poets – the other was the late Adrian Henri - whose collection The Mersey Sound became a poetry bestseller in the 1960s. On Poetry Please Brian chose poems by ...
25th July 2021
Ready for lift-off! Retired teacher Jonathan Humble launches children’s poetry webzine The Dirigible Balloon
A former deputy headteacher and poet is launching a monthly online magazine devoted to children’s poetry and aimed at linking up with children in schools. Jonathan Humble's webzine The Dirigible Balloon will contain poetry that takes “our young readers on a journey, lifting their thoughts, feelings ...
25th July 2021
Write Out Loud poet’s tribute to abused England penalty takers is posted on Marcus Rashford mural
A poem posted on Write Out Loud about the online racist abuse suffered by England players after the Euros final penalty shoot-out has been read in front of a mural celebrating Marcus Rashford in Manch...
21st July 2021
Campaigners reach £134,000 target for sculpture to mark WB Yeats in England with day to spare
Campaigners seeking to reach a £134,000 target to erect a monument for a poet who was brought up in England and won the Nobel prize have achieved their goal with a day to spare. Ireland’s WB Yeats spe...
19th July 2021
Plath letters and photo album to be auctioned by Sotheby's
A number of Sylvia Plath’s letters and personal items – including her wedding ring, a captioned photo album and her drawings of Ted Hughes – are to be sold at Sotheby’s.
Dr Gabriel Heaton, Sotheby’...
3rd July 2021