Celebrating WB Yeats in London: artwork to be unveiled

“Enwrought with golden and silver light,

…Tread softly because you tread on my dreams”

(‘He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’)


Seven years ago, at a night of poetry in west London to celebrate the renowned Irish poet WB Yeats, Chiswick resident and poet and critic Cahal Dallat spoke of a campaign to provide a permanent memorial, in recognition of the fact that Yeats spent much of his ...

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Pennine trek raises £3,000 for women's poetry organisation - and leaves treasures behind

A treasure trove of six prize-winning poems in the form of small art objects was left along the Pennine Way after a charity walk earlier this summer by poet Richard Skinner, pictured. Some of the objects that were tucked away in ruins, shepherd’s huts, and trig points along the way may still be wait...

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Simon Armitage reflects on 10 Philip Larkin poems to mark centenary

The poet laureate Simon Armitage will be examining Philip Larkin’s poems in 10 BBC Radio 4 programmes, starting on Monday 8 August, to mark the centenary of Larkin’s birth. The poems he will be lookin...

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Open-mic poetry group launches Ukraine anthology

A poetry anthology to help raise funds for displaced Ukrainian refugees has been published by an open-mic poetry group in south-west London. Most of the poets featured in Poems for Ukraine regularly p...

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