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Joseph Coelho wins children's poetry prize 16-Jul-15

CLPE poetry award 2015 prize goes to Joseph Coelho, for his collection Werewolf Club Rules!


Poetry International 2015 08-Jul-15

The packed line-up for this year's festival features music, translation, new commissions and free events.

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Simon Armitage named Oxford poetry professor 23-Jun-15

Armitage has won the vote to be named Oxford poetry professor.


Poetry Library at Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair 18-Jun-15

Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair will be next held on Saturday 26th September.


Larkin granted Poets' Corner memorial 17-Jun-15

Philip Larkin is to be honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey.

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James Fenton wins PEN Pinter Prize 16-Jun-15

British poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton has been awarded the 2015 PEN Pinter Prize.

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US appoints first Latino Poet Laureate 11-Jun-15

Juan Felipe Herrera is the new Poet Laureate for the USA.


BBC Radio's season on Yeats 10-Jun-15

The poetry of W.B. Yeats brought to life on radio.

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Wales Book of the Year 2015 09-Jun-15

Poetry winners in the Wales Book of the Year awards.

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Winners of the Roehampton Poetry Prize announced 09-Jun-15

Two substantial works of poetry have shared the first ever £5,000 Roehampton Poetry Prize awarded by the University of Roehampton.

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Forward Prizes 2015 08-Jun-15

The shortlist for the 2015 prizes has been announced.


Can Google be taught poetry? 08-Jun-15

"Can an algorithm, informed by our poetic input, generate compelling works of its own?"


VOICED project open call for poets and songwriters 04-Jun-15

As part of the Phytology programme, artists Duncan Robertson and Lucía Montero will commission a series of residencies for writers, poets and song writers during Spring and Summer 2015.

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Beata Duncan has died 21-May-15

Beata Duncan has died, aged 93

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Ted Hughes Award Winner announced! 08-Apr-15

Andrew Motion is awarded the 2014 Ted Hughes Award.

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Job opportunity at The Poetry School 30-Mar-15

The Poetry School are looking for a Programme and Facilities Coordinator.


Poet Gillian Clarke announced as English-language President of The Welsh Academy 27-Mar-15

The acclaimed poet Gillian Clarke will succeed long-term President Dannie Abse.

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African Poetry Prize Shortlist announced 11-Mar-15

The shortlist for The Brunel University African Poetry Prize in partnership with Commonwealth Writers has been announced.

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Poems on the Underground 04-Mar-15

Poems on the Underground will be celebrating the 150th anniversary of the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats throughout the year.

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Ted Hughes Award Shortlist Announced 04-Mar-15

Julia Copus, Kei Miller and Grayson Perry have chosen their shortlist for the 2014 Ted Hughes Award.

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