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Award-winning poet John Burnside dies aged 69

The award-winning Scottish poet and novelist John Burnside has died at the age of 69. His publishers Jonathan Cape said the Fife-born writer had died after a short illness.

A former writer-in-residence at Dundee University, he was most recently appointed a professor at the school of English at the University of St Andrews.

His 1992 poetry collection Feast Days won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial...

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South magazine to end publication after 35 years

A poetry magazine that began in 1990 is ending publication this year. South magazine, which selects poems anonymously, with different selectors for each issue, said: “After 35 years of continuous production, it is with a mixture of sadness and pride that South’s management team has decided South 70 ...

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'Testing myself in new places': Shaun Fallows at Write Out Loud Sale on book tour

Poet Shaun Fallows, who was born with cerebral palsy and is a wheelchair user, will be performing at Write Out Loud Sale on Monday 20 May as part of an Arts Council-funded tour that will also take in ...

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New home and new start for Northern Poetry Library

The Northern Poetry Library is returning to its old home in Morpeth Library – and that is good news for poets. Last year we published a feature article about the Northern Poetry Library, and reported ...

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