Live, open-mic poetry is back, in case you hadn’t noticed! All around the country local groups have been returning to venues they haven’t performed at since the first lockdown in March 2020. And new open-mic nights have started up, too. Last Sunday night in Lewes veteran performance poet Janine Booth launched Spoaken Word, aided by guest poet and comrade Attila the Stockbroker, who is also Sussex-based (both pictured). A delig...
Kathleen Jamie has been appointed as Scotland’s next makar, its national poet. Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon formally welcomed Jamie, 59, ...
18th Aug 2021 3:52 pm
Paul Muldoon will be appearing at Winchester poetry festival’s three-day live event in early October, which marks the culmination of five months of on...
7th Sep 2021 3:41 pm
An American poet and journalist who appeared at London's Southbank Centre six years ago alongside a women Afghan MP to talk about "secret poetry" of A...
18th Aug 2021 10:29 am
The poet laureate Simon Armitage managed to tease out some royal reminiscences of other laureates when he invited the Prince of Wales to join him in h...
31st Aug 2021 4:19 pm
A new performance poetry night is being launched next month in south-east London. POW! – Play on Words – will be staged at the Bridge House theatre, P...
15th Sep 2021 7:50 am
What haunts this loose sonnet by Carrie Green is loss, anticipated loss, but loss, nonetheless. Yet, what emerges is an elegant “pre-elegy”. A tender ...
14th Sep 2021 9:12 am
The timing for the launch of this anthology could not have been better given the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the ...
7th Sep 2021 12:00 am
Marples Must Go! was the slogan which protesters spray-painted on a motorway bridge near Luton, with reference to the controversial Minister of Transp...
10th Sep 2021 12:00 am
Chair of the OU Poetry Society, poet, coach and mentor Polly Stretton is the author of three previous full-length poetry collections, Girl’s Got Rhyth...
15th Sep 2021 12:00 am
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