Bestselling poet Rupi Kaur to tour UK later this year

The bestselling poet Rupi Kaur, who rose to worldwide fame via Instagram, has announced her world tour for 2022, which will include performing in 17 cities across the UK and Europe, beginning on 9 September in Edinburgh. Other UK venues will be in Glasgow, Cambridge, Brighton, Birmingham, Manchester, and London. She will be performing new unpublished pieces, poems from her latest book home body, a...

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Poetry Pharmacy launches £3,800 project to fund 'Physic Garden'

The Poetry Pharmacy in Bishops Castle, Shropshire – a Victorian shop packed with poetry, philosophy and well-being books, ‘pills’ and other literary gifts and products, plus cafe, and a social space for workshops and readings – is launching a new project.

The pharmacy is backing a project by four...

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'The People Who Run The Country': Luke Wright's new video

Performance poet Luke Wright has released a new music video, just in time for this week's local elections. Titled ‘The People Who Run The Country’, and laced with swear words, it won’t be everyone’s c...

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Here are the Saboteur awards shortlists!

Luke Wright, Joelle Taylor, Cathy Carson, and Chris Singleton are shortlisted for this year’s Saboteur award for best spoken word performer. Two spoken word nights in Manchester feature in the best re...

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'Our waking breath': makar Kathleen Jamie delivers poem-letter from Scotland to Ukraine

Scotland’s makar Kathleen Jamie has curated a collective poem following a call-out to the public for submissions of lines of poetry in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. Kathleen is joined in the ...

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