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‘The poetry of play’: lifelong fan Carol Ann Duffy cheers women footballers, past and present

Carol Ann Duffy has written a sonnet to honour England’s Lionesses and pioneering women fooballers - and a game she has “loved from childhood”. The UK’s first and so far only female poet laureate, who said she grew up in a “footballing family”, pays homage to the trailblazers behind today’s squad in ‘We See You’, a poem described as “an ode to every woman from the pitch to the boardroom, the commu...

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Jane Burn wins environmental pamphlet award for whaling poems

Jane Burn has won the Michael Marks Environmental Poet of the Year award for a portfolio of poems titled A Thousand Miles From The Sea. The pamphlet of poems will be launched at the annual Michael Marks awards night at the British Library on Wednesday 13 December. Jane Burn will read from the pamphl...

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'One tree can't breathe for the whole world': Simon Armitage marks chainsaw felling at Sycamore Gap

The poet laureate, Simon Armitage, has written a poem to mark the destruction of the Sycamore Gap tree at Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland. Titled ‘The Holy Land’, it focuses on the “cock of the north...

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Write Out Loud Woking's Heather Cook to launch award-winning pamphlet collection

Heather Cook, a regular reader at Write Out Loud Woking live nights and Write Out Loud Woking on Zoom, will be launching her award-winning first poetry pamphlet, Out of the Ordinary, at a Zoom event e...

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Where does a poem come from? Crucial questions answered in book of interviews with leading poets

A book of interviews which should prove very useful to poets aiming to improve their skills, and is already on the reading lists of several universities, is being launched next month.

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'It took every soldier': railway company posts poem for Remembrance

A railway company has worked with its local community to commemorate Remembrance with a special poem. The poem, 'It took every soldier', was read aloud as part of EMR's annual Routes of Remembrance ev...

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Poetry charity appeals for help after losing Arts Council grant

A charity that makes available recordings of poets reading their own work free of charge is appealing for donations and memberships after losing its Arts Council grant earlier this year. The Poetry Ar...

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New venue for Write Out Loud in Woking

Write Out Loud Woking's open-mic night has a new home. After several successful years at the Lightbox museum and art gallery, it has moved to the new Fiery Bird community arts and live music venue, at...

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Carol Hughes donation boosts Huddersfield's Ted Hughes archive

The University of Huddersfield has announced a major addition to its archival collection of materials relating to Ted Hughes. The widow of the former poet laureate, Carol Hughes has made a significant...

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