Laurel prize winner Linda France to appear at Durham book festival

This year’s winner of the Laurel prize, Linda France, will be appearing at Durham book festival on 14 October to lead a session titled Yours Sincerely: Writing for the Climate.

Linda France was named winner of the £5,000 Laurel prize earlier this month for her collection The Knucklebone Floor (Smokestack), which is partly a verse biography of Susan Davidson (1796–1877), who spent 30 years lands...

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Horsing around: comedy poet Rich Davenport defies ME to produce second book of poetry

A comedy poet who suffers from ME and appeared at the recent Morecambe poetry festival has published his second book of poetry. Last weekend Rich did a set at the festival which was headlined by Linton Kwesi Johnson, John Cooper Clarke, and Henry Normal.

Afterwards he said: “The festival was amaz...

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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...

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