Young Charlotte Brontë's little book of rhymes returns to Haworth

A book smaller than a playing card and containing 10 unpublished poems, is returning home to the West Yorkshire parsonage where it was written in 1829 by the 13-year-old Charlotte Brontë.

The book, thought to be lost, has been bought in New York for $1.25m (£1m) with Haworth in mind. It measures just 10cm by 6cm, and it is probably, centimetre for centimetre, the most valuable literary manuscri...

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Tim Taylor launches Life Times anthology at Marsden Mechanics

Marsden, Yorkshire, is a hotbed of poetic endeavour – much of it supported or launched by Write Out Loud since our setting up there in 2010 - including a long-running monthly poetry night, Marsden the Poetry Village initiative (the one that put poetry books in pubs and cafés) and ten years of the ic...

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Poet's 'rite of passage' after book turns up in Oxfam shop

A poet and regular blogger has posted an account of his feelings, after being informed that a signed copy of one of his poetry books had turned up in a charity shop.

Matthew Stewart, whose blog is ...

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Racing in the streets: disabled Wigan poet Shaun Fallows launches second collection

Wigan poet and disabled activist Shaun Fallows will be launching his second poetry collection, They Race Me in the Streets, at the Museum of Wigan Life on Wednesday 20 April from 7-9pm.

Shaun, a wh...

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Festival starring John Cooper Clarke and Lemn Sissay offers stage slots to grassroots poetry groups

A poetry festival planned later this year is offering grassroots poets the chance to take part alongside headline stars. Dr John Cooper Clarke, Lemn Sissay, Henry Normal, and Joelle Taylor have alread...

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Anthology of 100 classic poems is collaboration between poet Brendan Kennelly and editor Neil Astley

Poetry publisher Bloodaxe is launching a new anthology, in which editor Neil Astley has teamed up with the late Irish poet Brendan Kennelly to produce The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me – a selection of ...

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Eric Yip, a 19-year-old student from Hong Kong, is the youngest winner of National Poetry Competition

A 19-year-old Cambridge undergraduate is the youngest ever winner of the Poetry Society's National Poetry Competition, it was announced on Thursday night. Eric Yip won £5,000 with his poem ‘Fricatives...

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Poet's campaign about men and suicide screened at football match

A poet whose latest collection focuses on men and suicide appeared on a video at a football match on Saturday afternoon. Coventry poet Antony Owen’s latest collection is called The Battle, and he appe...

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