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John Ashbery

John Ashbery has died 04-Sep-17

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet has died age 90.

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W.S. Graham centenary anthology - Call for Submissions 10-Aug-17

Poems responding to W.S. Graham invited for new anthology.

Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard appointed Editor of MPT Magazine 25-Jul-17

Clare Pollard will succeed Sasha Dugdale as editor from autumn 2017.


Poetry in Expanded Translation II: Intersemiotic Translation - between Text & Image 20-Jul-17

International interdisciplinary conference.

Literature Wales

Literature Wales Funding for Writers Scheme now open 17-Jul-17

The next round of Writers' Bursaries and Mentoring is now open for submission


Winner announced for CLiPPA 2017 14-Jul-17

Kate Wakeling announced as CLiPPA 2017 winner


James Berry has died 13-Jul-17

James Berry, much loved poet and champion of Caribbean culture, has died aged 92.

Heathcote Williams

Heathcote Williams has died 06-Jul-17

Williams, who has died age 75, was a poet, playwright, polemicist, humorist, actor, ecologist and activist.

Laurel Wreath

Poetry award season! 29-Jun-17

The month of June has seen a flurry of poetry award announcements.

Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore has died 06-Jun-17

Dunmore was widely admired as a poet, novelist, short story and children's writer.

Eco-poetry day

Writing on the Wall: Can Poetry Save the Planet? 24-May-17

An immersive day of eco-poetry.


Shortlist announced for CLPE Children's Poetry Award 2017 22-May-17

Shortlist announced for CliPPA 2017 and launch of Schools Shadowing Scheme.

Radio (Radio Broadcasts)

Liz Lochhead on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs 14-May-17

Scottish poet Liz Lochhead is this week's castaway.

Free Verse Poetry Mags Fair

Emerging poets to perform at first Poetry Magazine Fair 04-May-17

Fourteen poets will be spotlighted at the first Poetry Magazine Fair on Saturday 13 May 2017.

Vahni Capildeo

Poetry London Mentoring Scheme 06-Apr-17

Poetry London is offering three poets a year of free one-to-one mentoring from leading poets, Vahni Capildeo, Colette Bryce and Mimi Khalvati.

Hollie McNish

Hollie McNish wins Ted Hughes Award 30-Mar-17

McNish wins the £5,000 prize with her third collection, Nobody Told Me.

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.

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