A poet who has been writing short ‘otwituaries’ on social media when someone famous dies has turned his attention to composing poems to be read for those people who would otherwise have no one at their funerals. Andy Jackson is piloting a project in Dundee that aims to give a personal farewell to people at ‘lonely funerals’. The initiative is a reminder of the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby and its words: "All the lonely people, w...
Write Out Loud regular John Botterill has published a collection of his poetry under the pen name of JG Barwell - and was interviewed about it on Manc...
24th Nov 2022 9:09 am
Members of Stockport Write Out Loud read at the launch of Stockport council’s Warm Spaces initiative earlier this month in Cheadle. More than 60 peopl...
22nd Nov 2022 7:32 am
Paul Muldoon is planning “to focus less on the writing of poetry than the reading of it” after being announced as the next Ireland Professor of Poetry...
20th Nov 2022 6:55 pm
Maybe it was because the rain had stopped. It had been tipping it down for most of the day, and Under the Arches organiser Penny Blackburn had been an...
18th Nov 2022 12:45 pm
There is a feast of poetry events over the next few days at Chapel FM arts centre in Leeds, which will also be broadcasting its Writing on Air festiva...
23rd Nov 2022 12:00 am
In 2017 Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana signed up for an MA – and began writing poetry. Five years on, she has published a collection of her poems, and on ...
13th Nov 2022 12:44 pm
I must admit that I leave 'In Patient' still wondering, “Is she all right?” I suspect that Erin Evans knows this, and what she wants to say is that t...
22nd Nov 2022 10:58 am
Maggie Sawkins won the Ted Hughes award for innovation with her live literature production Zones of Avoidance in 2013. But although she is a widely pu...
11th Nov 2022 10:22 pm
I emerged from Claire Booker’s A Pocketful of Chalk refreshed, as if from a journey across the downs and cliff-tops that she so clearly loves. In my r...
24th Nov 2022 12:00 am
Alwyn Marriage’s latest collection is a comprehensive and thoughtful overview that celebrates womankind in personal, evocative stories and via literar...
26th Nov 2022 10:59 am
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