'How to Catch a Fish in the Solent' by Helen Elliott is Poem of the Week

entry picture

The new Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is ‘How to Catch a Fish in the Solent’ by Helen Elliott. The pier in the poem is in Old Portsmouth, close to the Square Tower, which is a popular poetry venue. Helen began writing poetry after an intensive course of counselling. In her replies to our questions, Helen says that her poetry writing has progressed to the point where “I write because I want to, not because I need to”. Her fav...

Read and leave comments (9)

News and Opinion

The 31 October deadline is approaching for the £5,000 National Poetry Competition, with judges Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit. The com...

Read and leave comments (0)

The Poetry Society has announced the top 15 winners and 85 commended Foyle Young Poets of the Year. The top 15 are:

Aisha Mango Borja, aged 15, fro...

Read and leave comments (0)

While visiting the Poetry Book Fair in London’s Conway Hall last month, we bumped into poet Grim Chip, pictured, one of the driving forces behind Pick...

Read and leave comments (0)

To label Sylvia Plath as “the Marilyn Monroe of literature” is glib and facile - but in order to understand her work, you do have to know about her tr...

Read and leave comments (0)

It’s been a hard couple of years for me. Many of my poetic signposts have died recently and sometimes it’s hard not to feel a little lost now. Lee Har...

Read and leave comments (0)

Roger McGough turns 80 next month. Yet the esteemed Liverpudlian remains the epitome of cool, a consummate performance poet, and should have been appo...

Read and leave comments (2)

Joseph Hutchison has been writing good poems for more than 40 years, and I have been reading them for just that long. He lives in Colorado, where he i...

Read and leave comments (0)

Prize-winning poet and critic Siobhán Campbell is an important voice in Irish poetry. Educated at University College, Dublin and at Lancaster Universi...

Read and leave comments (0)

More articles …
Send your articles to news@writeoutloud.net

Please Make a Donation

We know how valuable and enjoyable you find this site (and do keep telling us).

Please read about donating to Write Out Loud.

Join Write Out Loud

Join Write Out Loud and join in the discussions and receive the newsletter.

Not currently signed up? Sign up here

You can sign-in with Google, Facebook or Twitter to automatically create an account.

  

Alternatively, please complete the form below to create an account with Write Out Loud.




Recent Activity

Who runs Write Out Loud?

Contact Information

The site is run by a team of volunteers. So please be patient in waiting for replies.

Press releases, articles, gig reviews to news editor, Greg Freeman: news@writeoutloud.net

Poetry/book Reviews editor, reviews@writeoutloud.net

To list events, please submit your event. Queries to David Lindsay at: gig@writeoutloud.net

The Poetry Directory of magazines, competitions, publishers, courses, etc. Listings info to: directory@writeoutloud.net.

Questions about profiles to Graham, our friendly meeter and greeter: profiles@writeoutloud.net

Moderation, blogging and related issues: moderator@writeoutloud.net

Access/log-in or general enquiries: info@writeoutloud.net

Upcoming Events

Add your gig

open mic event - open mic event    Write Out Loud event - Write Out Loud event

Venue picture - Demesne Community Centre

14.00- 16.00 at Demesne Community Centre - Asby Close, Middleton, M24 4JF, GB

Venue picture - Internet Radio

2pm & 10pm & 6am at Internet Radio - Internet/radio, GB

7:30am at Greenwich Tavern - 1 King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9JH, GB

Venue picture - Maitland Public Library

6:30pm at Maitland Public Library - 501 Maitland Avenue South, Maitland, FL 32751, US

Venue picture - Maitland Public Library

6:30pm at Maitland Public Library - 501 Maitland Avenue South, Maitland, FL 32751, US

7:00pm at Pinecrest Branch Library - 5835 SW 111 St, Miami, FL 33156, US

Venue picture - Broadlands School

7:30pm at Broadlands School - St Francis Road, Keynsham, BS31 2DY, GB

7:30pm at Jimmy's - 12 Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2AN, GB

Venue picture - Union Mash Up

8:00pm at Union Mash Up - 22 Princes Avenue, Hull, HU5 3QA, GB

Venue picture - East Oxford Community Centre

8:00pm at East Oxford Community Centre - 44b Princes Street, Oxford, OX4 1DD, GB

Venue picture - Chorlton Library

7.50-9.30 pm at Chorlton Library - Manchester Road, Manchester, M21 9PN, GB

Venue picture - Internet Radio

2pm & 10pm & 6am at Internet Radio - Internet/radio, GB

Venue picture - South Street Art Centre

8pm doors at South Street Art Centre - South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU, GB

Venue picture - The Storey

7.00pm - 10.00pm at The Storey - Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH, GB

Venue picture - http://roselleangwin.wordpress.com/the-poetry-lab/

tba at http://roselleangwin.wordpress.com/the-poetry-lab/ - Online, GB

10:00am at Stafford Library - Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH, GB

2:00pm at Ilkley Library - Station Road, Ilkley, Ilkley, LS29 8HA, GB

Venue picture - Tea House Theatre

7:00pm at Tea House Theatre - 139 Vauxhall Walk, London, SE11 5HL, GB

Venue picture - Contact Theatre

7:00pm at Contact Theatre - Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6JA, GB

7:00pm at Scriptoria Books - 2716 W. 14th St, Cleveland OH, OH 44113, US

7:00pm at The Trinity Lounge - George Street, Burton-on-Trent, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1DP, GB

Venue picture - The Carlton Club

8:00pm at The Carlton Club - 279 Bury Old Rd, Manchester, M25 1JA, GB

Venue picture - The Moon Cafe

2.00pm to 4.00pm at The Moon Cafe - 323 William Street, Northbridge, Perth, Western Australia, au

Venue picture - Internet Radio

2pm & 10pm & 6am at Internet Radio - Internet/radio, GB

10:30am at Arts@theCrypt - 23 Church Street, Seaford, BN25 1HD, GB

Venue picture - Lloyds Bar

12:00pm at Lloyds Bar - 617 Wilbraham Road, Manchester, M21 9AN, GB

Venue picture - New River Methodist Church

12:30pm at New River Methodist Church - 4210 Ernest Dr, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543, US

Venue picture - Aberystwyth Arts Centre‎

2:00pm at Aberystwyth Arts Centre‎ - Penglais Hill, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DE‎, GB

Venue picture - The Wickham Arms

2:30pm at The Wickham Arms - 15 St Peg Lane, Cleckheaton, BD19 3SA, GB

Venue picture - Karma Café

6:00pm at Karma Café - 4339 Dressler Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44718, US

Venue picture - Genna's Lounge

7:00pm at Genna's Lounge - 105 W Main St Madison, Madison, WI 53703, US

7:00pm at Fylde Coast Radio - Waterloo Road, Blackpool, FY4 4BL, GB

Venue picture - Star Anise Arts Cafe

8:00pm at Star Anise Arts Cafe - 1 Gloucester Street, Stroud, GL5 1QG, GB

Venue picture - Internet Radio

2pm & 10pm & 6am at Internet Radio - Internet/radio, GB

4:30pm at 5 Towns Radio - Kershaw Avenue, Internet/radio, WF10 3ES, GB

View more events …

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message