The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘sea-faring’ by Zach Dafoe. In a detailed interview with Write Out Loud he talks of writing about “urban scapes, waxen-wood karaoke bars, boxing rings, hospital beds”. He has started reading at open mics in Edmonton, Canada, but says: “I’m not a very good spoken word performer just yet … I’ve been funnelling pieces out and hammering them down to be spoken to an audience outside of the...
Malika Booker will be judging the £500 Manchester Cathedral poetry competition. Poems submitted should be broadly religious or “spiritual” in nature. ...
23rd Feb 2018 6:00 pm
A university project is inviting those suffering chronic pain to submit what is termed as “ ‘flash’ illness writing” - short-form creative writing, fr...
23rd Feb 2018 6:00 pm
Michael Longley will be judging The Rialto magazine’s £1,000 Nature and Place poetry competition, organised with the RSPB, BirdLife International and ...
22nd Feb 2018 9:02 am
Liz Lochhead, Scotland’s former makar – national poet – will be sharing her favourite poems, old and new, with young poetry fans at StAnza, Scotland’s...
22nd Feb 2018 9:02 am
One thing I've tried to do with this column is to show off poets who do indeed write about contemporary American life, and who see deep into the ordin...
22nd Feb 2018 9:01 am
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