Spoken Sessions, masterclasses, workshops - have a look at what you can view on Write Out Loud's new Patreon channel

Write Out Loud took another big step forward on Thursday night, when we screened our first Spoken Sessions show, featuring Kirsten Luckins, Forward prize winner Will Harris, plus four open micers. It was – and is - available to view on our new Patreon page, which offers you the chance to subscribe for a small monthly fee. The small monthly fee can be £5 a month, or even less, depending on circumstances – about the same amount ...

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Two books by leading poets are on the shortlist for the Indie Book Awards, it was announced today. They are Lemn Sissay’s memoir My Name Is Why, and B...

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A Myanmar poet has died in detention and his body was returned with the organs removed, his family said. The Guardian reported the death of Khet Thi, ...

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Raymond Antrobus will be judging the £5,000 Bridport poetry prize. The deadline is 31 May. More details



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Jenny Mitchell’s prizewinning debut collection Her Lost Language was an exploration of the impact of British transatlantic enslavement on black lives ...

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A 92-year-old poet has soared to the top of the Amazon poetry bestseller list, after his granddaughter urged friends on Twitter to support the book. G...

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A poet who was brought up in England and won the Nobel prize currently has no monument in England. Ireland’s WB Yeats spent two-thirds of his young li...

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During the Covid lockdowns Write Out Loud has been looking back at some wonderful live poetry moments over the last few years … and re-running some of...

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The news that the anthology Poems for Jeremy Corbyn was being reprinted because of its popularity, reported right at the start of its launch at Housma...

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Raymond Antrobus was separated from his new wife for nine months during the pandemic lockdown; Hollie McNish lost her grandmother and found herself wa...

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Tracy K Smith, former poet laureate, has a wonderful way with strange and haunting images, that still manage to tell a resonant story. I think of the ...

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Different languages and diverse cultural heritages shape this multi-voiced collection. David Bleiman weaves his multilingual identity, embracing Engli...

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Paul Francis is a retired teacher who has published three previous main poetry collections; he has also won three national poetry competitions, and be...

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