Calypsos and demerara sugar: Grace Nichols and John Agard bring messages from the Caribbean to Chichester
You might as well describe them as poetry royalty. Wife and husband Grace Nichols and John Agard – both recipients of the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry – were the two headliners at the Poetry & Jazz Café in Chichester on Thursday night, as part of the city’s festival. They are quite different poets in style, but share many of the same themes, as poets who emigrated together from Guyana to the UK in 1977. Grace Nichols’s poem ‘...
Irish poet Michael Longley has received the 2022 Feltrinelli International Prize for Poetry, awarded every five years by the Accademia dei Lincei in R...
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“What will survive of us is love.” This is the often-quoted final line of Philip Larkin’s poem ‘An Arundel Tomb’, which has not survived a rethink of ...
26th Jun 2022 8:49 am
For over ten years, Write Out Loud has run its popular and highly successful open-mic poetry group at the library in the Mechanics, a physical landmar...
1st Jul 2022 6:02 pm
Ian Duhig has been awarded the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, worth £15,000, for his New and Selected Poems. The judges were Christopher Reid, Lucy...
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Michael Rosen has written a new poem, Sonnet for Anne Frank, to mark the 75th anniversary of the publication of her diary. He chose a sonnet, he is qu...
25th Jun 2022 6:29 pm
Andy Croft, publisher of Smokestack Books and poetry editor of the Morning Star, and Fran Lock, associate editor of Culture Matters, will be judging t...
19th Jun 2022 5:57 am
This poem captures one of the peculiar, private deals that we sometimes make in a world that seems to be marching on, completely out of our control. S...
22nd Jun 2022 1:56 pm
We at Write Out Loud are delighted to welcome a new poetry reviewer to our team. Mark Connors is a poet, novelist, creative writing facilitator, open ...
16th Jun 2022 2:13 pm
In this authentic and deeply moving poetry pamphlet, Antony Owen lays down a battle with mental health, ranging from diagnoses and suicide, to the eff...
16th Jun 2022 9:09 am
The title of this impressive debut pamphlet collection is delightful, if a little misleading. Although the first poem features long-tailed tits, and o...
28th Jun 2022 5:35 pm
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