Warm words as Stockport poets add voices to national initiative

Members of Stockport Write Out Loud read at the launch of Stockport council’s Warm Spaces initiative earlier this month in Cheadle. More than 60 people heard Stockport poets Linda Cosgriff, Dorinda McDowell and Andy Millican read poems written for the occasion.

Warm Spaces is a nationwide initiative which aims to provide an emergency response to the cost of living crisis where people, who are s...

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Paul Muldoon to become Ireland's Professor of Poetry

Paul Muldoon is planning “to focus less on the writing of poetry than the reading of it” after being announced as the next Ireland Professor of Poetry. Muldoon will be the ninth Ireland Professor of Poetry, taking over from the current holder, Frank Ormsby. The position will run until November 2025.


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'Where do they all come from?' Poet launches project to provide a farewell at 'lonely funerals'

A poet who has been writing short ‘otwituaries’ on social media when someone famous dies has turned his attention to composing poems to be read for those people who would otherwise have no one at thei...

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Japanese poets launch global symposia for peace and harmony

Japanese poets Yumi Fuzuki, pictured, and Hiromitsu Koiso have been commissioned by the Poetry Society to write two new poems on inspiring harmony and peace, as part of the launch of six international...

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