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Edward Lear's Bicentenary Celebrations 15-May-12

Saturday 19 May marks the 200th birthday of the Edward Lear.

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LONDON E1: Film of speeches - Césaire, Glissant, Darwish and others 05-May-12

Bouchra Khalili at The Wapping Project: film of speeches by Aimé Césaire, Edouard Glissant, Mahmoud Darwish and others; and Q&A.


Metre magazine now available to read online 17-Apr-12

All back issues of Irish poetry magazine Metre have been made available to read online for free.

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Couplet Books Seeks Submissions and Support 30-Mar-12

Couplet Books seeks submissions and financial support.


Poet, feminist and intellectual Adrienne Rich has died 29-Mar-12

Poet, feminist and intellectual Adrienne Rich died on Tuesday 27 March at her home in Santa Cruz, California. She was 82.

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Liberated Words: Call for Videopoetry / Videonarrative 12-Mar-12

Call for Videopoetry / Videonarrative works to be exhibited at MIXII Conference, Bath Spa University, July 2012

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Geoff Stevens dies aged 69 14-Feb-12

Poet, editor and artist Geoff Stevens has died.

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Wislawa Szymborska dies aged 88 03-Feb-12

Polish poet and Nobel Prizewinner passes away in her sleep.

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Volunteers wanted for 'Poets off the Shelf' 18-Jan-12

Interested in volunteering with this Swiss Cottage based Poetry Group?

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Carol Ann Duffy wins Costa Poetry Prize 07-Jan-12

Poet Laureate wins for her new collection 'The Bees'.

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Call for submissions: Upstairs at Duroc, no. 14 05-Jan-12

Upstairs at Duroc, the literary journal published in Paris, seeks submissions for issue its 14. Deadline: Jan. 31

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John Clare Cottage begins new education programme 03-Jan-12

Creative writing workshops now being run at the former childhood home of poet John Clare.

Poetry readings

Can you help RNIB bring poets' work to life? 20-Dec-11

Do you have experience of reading poetry aloud? We need people to record poetry competition submissions for us.

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Poet and translator Christopher Logue dies 06-Dec-11

Activist and award-winning writer dies at the age of 85.

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Poetry and the Occupy Movement 05-Dec-11

Online poetry in support of the Occupy Movement

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New survey on poetry and mental health 01-Dec-11

Announcement of a study into how people use poetry to support their emotional wellbeing.

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Andrew Motion judges competition for Vintage Inns 27-Nov-11

Former Poet Laureate helps compile a poem for the pub-restaurant, with winners chosen line by line.

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Peter Reading dies aged 65 26-Nov-11

The award-winning poet has passed away after an illness.

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Poet for President 29-Oct-11

Poet, Michael D. Higgins, has been elected 9th President of Ireland

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By Leaves We Live: Scottish Poetry Library's annual fair 22-Oct-11

11am-6pm; stalls, exhibitions; and talks - Chris McCabe, Eleanor Livingstone, Gerry Cambridge, Elaine Morton and Kona Macphee; free.

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