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The poet and artist Anna Adams has died. 14-Oct-11

Anna Adams died on Sunday 3rd of October, aged 85.

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Go With the Flow! - volunteers required 11-Oct-11

A new youth project which aims to run poetry and lyric workshops to young people in PRU (Pupil Referral Units), youth groups and some schools is being launched.

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Barbican Young Poets 13-Sep-11

Barbican Young Poets offers 20 budding young writers aged 14-24 the chance to create, craft and perform poetry and spoken word in a group setting.


Peter Bland wins the Prime Minister's Award for Poetry 27-Aug-11

NZ poet and actor Peter Bland wins the PM's Award for Literary Achievement in the Poetry category.

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Fans of TS Eliot oppose development in East Coker 20-Aug-11

Readers including Andrew Motion react to the news of changes in the town where Eliot's ashes are buried.


Kate Camp wins New Zealand Post Book Award for poetry 09-Aug-11

Kate Camp wins the NZ Post Book Award, in the poetry category, for her collection The Mirror of Simple Annihilated Souls.

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Ian Wedde is the 2011-2013 Poet Laureate for New Zealand. 09-Aug-11

On August 6 Ian Wedde was awarded the two-year tenure of New Zealand Poet Laureate, taking over the role from poet Cilla McQueen.

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Twitter poem launched in Manchester and Bury 06-Aug-11

Poem inspired by Friedrich Engels is written in collaboration with cities' homeless people.

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The poet Fran Landesman has died 30-Jul-11

The poet Fran Landesman died peacefully at home on 23rd July 2011.

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Happy 200th Issue, PN Review 09-Jul-11

The magazine which John Ashbery has called 'probably the most informative and entertaining poetry journal in the English-speaking world' celebrates its 200th issue

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Josephine Hart dies aged 67 03-Jun-11

The poetry promoter, and editor of two popular anthologies, has died.

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Gil Scott-Heron dies: 27th May 2011 01-Jun-11

Gil Scott-Heron, poet, musician and author, born 1 April 1949; died 27 May 2011

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Intersections: Architecture and Poetry 24-May-11

'We cover the universe with drawings we have lived' Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, 1958. A conference taking place 3 & 4 June in London on poetry and architecture. Organised by: Ayla Lepine and Caroline Levitt (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

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Women poets register launched 04-May-11

A-gender is a new database of contemporary women poets currently living and working in the UK.

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The Michael Marks Awards 2011 shortlist announced 30-Apr-11

Judges Lavinia Greenlaw, Robert Hampson and Richard Price have chosen poets and publishers.

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Girton College - new national prize for poetry. 23-Apr-11

The Jane Martin Prize for Poetry, which is an annual award of £1000, has been created in memory of Jane Elizabeth Martin, who was a student at the College from 1978-1981.

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Hull tourist trail pays homage to Philip Larkin 21-Apr-11

Places mentioned in Larkin's poems as well as the library and his grave are to be visited along the route.

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British Library buys Wendy Cope's email archive 21-Apr-11

40,000 emails including exchanges between Cope and Andrew Motion are part of an archive bought for £32,000.

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Ted Hughes Award won by Kaite O'Reilly 14-Apr-11

Judges Gillian Clarke, Stephen Raw and Jeanette Winterson have awarded the 2010 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry to Kaite O'Reilly.

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