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Seamus Heaney has died 30-Aug-13

Acclaimed poet Seamus Heaney has died, aged 74.

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Hampshire Poetry Map 18-Aug-13

Hampshire County Council has launched an online Poetry Map.

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PNSeL eNEWS 10-Aug-13

Poetry Newsletter Southeast London (PNSeL eNEWS) invites subscribers.

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Sinead Morrissey appointed Belfast's first Poet Laureate 10-Aug-13

Last week Belfast announced the name of their first-ever Poet Laureate

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Ambit magazine appoints new editor 08-Aug-13

Briony Bax steps in before launch of new issue, due in October.

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The poet Martin Stannard's blog anthology August 1 2013 has gone live

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Poet Rhian Edwards wins Wales Book of the Year 2013 23-Jul-13

Edward's debut poetry collection "Clueless Dogs" named Wales Book of the Year

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Splinter magazine: call for submissions 22-Jul-13

Splinter magazine invites submissions for second issue.

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Shortlists for Forward Prizes announced 19-Jul-13

The shortlists for the three 2013 Forward Prizes for poetry have been announced.


Barack Obama Awards National Medal to Kay Ryan 19-Jul-13

President Barack Obama awarded Kay Ryan with the 2012 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony at the White House last week, in Washington.

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Editor Development Programme 13-Jul-13

Submissions are invited for The Rialto/Poetry School Editor Development Programme.

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Emma Press is seeking submissions 10-Jul-13

The Emma Press are looking for poets to submit to their new poetry pamphlet series, the Emma Press Picks.

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Eric Gregory Award Winners Announced 20-Jun-13

John Clegg, Kate Gething-Smith, Matt Haw and Oli Hazzard received Eric Gregory Awards


Aneirin Karadog is the new Bardd Plant Cymru 11-Jun-13

Aneirin Karadog is the new Children's Poet Laureate of Wales.

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Young Poet Laureate for London 05-Jun-13

Opportunity for 18-25 year-olds

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National Poetry Day 2013 - Thursday 3rd October 05-Jun-13

On 3rd October people of all ages will take part in the 19th annual National Poetry Day, inspired by the theme 'water, water, everywhere'.

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Call for Screen-Poems 23-May-13

Submission deadline: 30th July 2013

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Chance to create online magazine 14-May-13

Chance for 16-30-year-olds to create their own online magazine.

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Towersey Festival offering new development programme 03-May-13

Writers Tom Banks and Debs Newbold are looking for "live lit" writers to mentor, who will go on to perform at Towersey Festival.


New Children's Poetry Website 03-May-13

The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) has launched a children's poetry website

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