THROW OPEN THE DOORS! LIVE OPEN-MIC POETRY RETURNS TO VENUES
Live, open-mic poetry is back, in case you hadn’t noticed! All around the country local groups have been returning to venues they haven’t performed at since the first lockdown in March 2020. And new open-mic nights have started up, too. Last Sunday night in Lewes veteran performance poet Janine Booth launched Spoaken Word, aided by guest poet and comrade Attila the Stockbroker, who is also Sussex-...
25th September 2021
Jenny Mitchell''s 'Map of a Plantation' wins international prize
Jenny Mitchell’s collection Map of a Plantation, about slavery on a Jamaican cane plantation, has won the Welsh poetry competition’s International Poetry Book award. Second was Alchemy by Fiona Perry, and third was Bone House, by Kathy Miles.
The prize is for indie writers, self-published authors...
22nd September 2021
Katrina Naomi's sea-swimming poem wins £1,000 Keats-Shelley prize
A poem about sea swimming by Katrina Naomi, ‘in the kelp forest’, has won this year’s £1,000 Keats-Shelley poetry prize. Katrina said the winning poem was part of a series “written in response to dail...
17th September 2021