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New Generation to Next Generation: Three Decades of British and Irish Poetry 10-Feb-15

A two-day conference celebrating three decades of British and Irish poetry.

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Apples and Snakes: Digital and Marketing Voluntary Intern 21-Jan-15

Opportunity to intern at Apples and Snakes.

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David Harsent's "Fire Songs" wins T S Eliot Prize 13-Jan-15

David Harsent's 11th collection wins the big one.

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Jonathan Edwards wins Costa Poetry Award 2014 08-Jan-15

"My family and other superheroes" wins major prize

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Dame Carol Anne Duffy 31-Dec-14

Carol Anne Duffy made a Dame in the New Year's Honours List.

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The Scottish Poetry Library needs your help! 17-Dec-14

Our friends at the Scottish Poetry Library are raising money for a building renovation and need your help.

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Susan Grindley has died 16-Dec-14

London poet Susan Grindley has died.

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Campaign to acquire William Blake's Cottage 27-Nov-14

The Blake Society has launched a fund raising campaign to acquire William Blake's Cottage in Felpham.

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Jon Stallworthy has died 24-Nov-14

Poet Jon Stallworthy, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Wolfson College, has died.

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Costa Poetry Award shortlist announced 19-Nov-14

The Costa Poetry Award shortlist announced on R4's Front Row Programme.

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Obituary of poet Anne Cluysenaar 19-Nov-14

Independent obituary of poet and academic Anne Cluysenaar.

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John Agard on Desert Island Discs 19-Nov-14

Listen Again to John Agard on Desert Island Discs.

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T S Eliot Prize Reading Groups Scheme 18-Nov-14

Discover the pleasure of poetry with the T S Eliot Prize reading groups.

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Poetry School Micro Funding Now Open 16-Nov-14

The Poetry Schools micro commissioning fund is open for proposals until December 10th.

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Buzzer ezine asking for submissions 29-Oct-14

New platform for poets and artists under 35

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T S Eliot Prize 2014 shortlist announced 27-Oct-14

The PBS have announced the 10 books shortlisted for the UK's biggest poetry prize.


Liverpool's DaDaFest put radical poet at the centre of their festival 23-Oct-14

The 12th DaDaFest takes place this November, celebrating excellence in deaf and disability arts.

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The Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2015 prize is open for entries 13-Oct-14

The Brunel University African Poetry Prize is a major new annual poetry prize of £3000 aimed at the development, celebration and promotion of poetry from Africa. The prize is open to poets who were born in Africa, or who are nationals of an African country, or whose parents are African.

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Ian McMillan on poetry and the radio 13-Oct-14

Ian McMillan, presenter of BBC Radio 3's The Verb, has written a lovely, personal piece on the relationship between poetry and the radio.

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Call for papers - Institute of English Studies & Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre 09-Oct-14

A call for papers for a two-day conference. Deadline for abstracts: 15 November.

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