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The Rialto: Editor Development Programme 14-Aug-14

Calling those who'd like to out their inner editor!


London Literature Festival 13-Aug-14

How the printed word changes the world.


Young Poet Laureate of London 03-Aug-14

Applications are open for the new Young Poet Laureate of London!

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Healthy Heart Poetry Anthology call for submissions 20-Jun-14

Schools are invited to submit poems to a new anthology about healthy hearts.

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Forward Prizes 2014 shortlists announced 03-Jun-14

The shortlists for the 2014 Forward Prizes have been announced.


Saboteur Awards 2014 - Results 02-Jun-14

The winners of the Saboteur Awards 2014 have been announced.

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Maya Angelou dies aged 86 28-May-14

Maya Angelou, American author and poet, has died aged 86.

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Next Generation Poets 2014 22-May-14

The Poetry Book Society is looking for 20 exciting new poets to become the Next Generation Poets 2014.


Shortlist announced for CLPE Children's Poetry Award 2014 22-May-14

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has announced the shortlist for the 2014 Children's Poetry Award.

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The Christopher Tower Poetry Prize 2014 07-May-14

The winners of the 14th Christopher Tower Poetry Prize have been announced.

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Gerard Benson has died. 03-May-14

Bradford's poet laureate Gerard Benson has died aged 83.

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Rosemary Tonks has died 03-May-14

The poet Rosemary Tonks has died aged 85

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Ruth Silcock has died 19-Apr-14

Ruth Silcock died on March 8, 2014

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Launch of Postcards of Hope website 19-Apr-14

Create your own 'Postcards of Hope' postcard

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PoetryFilm - Call for Submissions 05-Apr-14

PoetryFilm submissions are invited for a forthcoming series of events.

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Recipients of Faber New Poets scheme announced 08-Mar-14

Faber & Faber with Arts Council England announce the recipients of the Faber New Poets scheme 2013-14

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Exhibition of artworks commemorating the Great War 28-Feb-14

An exhibition of new artworks commemorating the Great War and the war poetry of 1914-1918.

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Poet Sebastian Barker has died 18-Feb-14

Poet and editor Sebastian Barker died on 31st January 2014.

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Shot through the Heart 16-Feb-14

Southbank Centre is having a Poetry Film Competition on the subject of love.

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Internship at Apples and Snakes 14-Feb-14

Digital and Marketing Voluntary Internship

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