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Derek Walcott

Derek Walcott obituary 17-Mar-17

Poet, playwright and Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott has died aged 87.

Ledbury Poetry Fest

Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize 13-Mar-17

Ledbury Poetry Festival is launching a new poetry prize for second collections.

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Paid Internship at The Poetry Translation Centre 21-Feb-17

Do you have an interest in poetry and translation?

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Job opportunity at the Scottish Poetry Library 13-Feb-17

Senior Librarian wanted.

Tom Raworth

Tom Raworth has died 10-Feb-17

The poet, artist, teacher, and publisher has died.

Poetry Society

The Poetry Society Annual Lecture with Jan Wagner 06-Feb-17

'The Shedding of Skins and Schemes: a voice of one's own and the voices of others'.


Submissions open for CLPE Children’s Poetry Award 23-Jan-17

Publishers are invited to submit books of children's poetry published in 2016 for CLiPPA 2017.

The Flying Horse

Looking for a central London venue for your poetry event? 17-Jan-17

Flying Horse, Oxford Street, is offering its cellar bar for poetry events.

Jacob Polley

Jacob Polley wins 2016 TS Eliot Prize 17-Jan-17

The winning collection, Jackself, was described by the judges as “a firework of a book”.

Alice Oswald

Alice Oswald wins Costa Poetry Award 06-Jan-17

Oswald has won the Costa Poetry Award for her collection Falling Awake.

Ian Hamilton Finlay

Ian Hamilton Finlay symposium 06-Jan-17

Explore new critical perspectives on the Scottish poet, artist and avant-gardener.

Wordsworth Trust

Winners of the Michael Marks Awards 2016 14-Dec-16

Congratulations to the winners of the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2016!

Society of Authors

How much have you been paid for performances and readings? 14-Dec-16

Share your recent experiences of events and help challenge an unfair culture.

John Montague

John Montague dies aged 87 12-Dec-16

The Irish Arts Council has described his death as a "true loss to Irish literature".

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Patti Smith to perform at Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony 06-Dec-16

Smith will perform A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall, in honour of Dylan's prize for Literature.

Saltire Society

Saltire Society Literary Awards 06-Dec-16

Kathleen Jamie wins 2016 Saltire Society Scottish Poetry Book of the Year.

Poetry Society

Emily Berry appointed Editor of The Poetry Review 29-Nov-16

Award-winning poet Emily Berry is the new Editor of The Poetry Review magazine.

Heather Phillipson

Heather Phillipson wins 2016 Jarman Award 29-Nov-16

Poet Heather Phillipson has won the coveted annual Film London Jarman Award.

The Poetry Business

The Poetry Business Writing School 16-Nov-16

The Poetry Business is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 Writing School for published poets.

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen dies aged 82 11-Nov-16

The legendary singer-songwriter and poet has died.

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