Bolton festival anthology wants submissions from north-west poets

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Organisers of Bolton’s first poetry festival, Live From Worktown, next month are looking for submissions from poets living in the north-west of England to appear in the festival anthology. They want poems based around strong local themes, or poetry that deals with the idea of translation -  writing in English as a second language, or migrating to a new area. The deadline is 25 May. Submissions by those aged 16 and over should be emailed to and sent as an attachment (doc, docx, pdf). Poems should be no longer than 30 lines, and any that are not in English must be accompanied by an English translation. There’s a maximum submission of two poems per person, and name and postcode should be included in the submission email. Accepted poems may also appear on the Live from Worktown festival blog, unless the poet states otherwise. Copyright remains with the author.

The festival will be showcasing international performers including American Beat poet George Wallace, and fusion poet Anjum Malik, alongside talented local performers. 


Anjum Malik at Bolton's first poetry festival 

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