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Unpublished poet, Paul Adrian, wins National Poetry Competition 14-Apr-11

On 24 March, in the Savile Club in London, Paul Adrian was announced as the winner of the National Poetry Competition 2010 with his poem 'Robin in Flight'.

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Poetry Book Society fights ACE funding withdrawal 10-Apr-11

The PBS has responded to the Art's Council's decision to remove its funding completely in one year's time. A petition has been launched against the decision.

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BOOK-ISH - calling all makers of book art and small presses! 25-Mar-11

BOOK-ISH is a new and unique event that will bring together and help promote the fast expanding literary, design and illustration communities in the Borough of Waltham Forest (and beyond). It will be held on Saturday 21 May at Leytonstone Library, from 12-4pm, part of the WALTHAM FOREST LITERATURE FESTIVAL (10-21 May 2011).

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Marriott Hotels Search for Wedding Poems 15-Mar-11

Are you a poet and you don't know it? Marriot Hotels invites you to join them in poetic matrimony.

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Heavy Water - A Film for Chernobyl 15-Feb-11

Poets and Players present a screening in Manchester with poet Mario Petrucci

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Visions of Kerouac 15-Feb-11

UK premiere of new play about Jack Kerouac

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Sorley Maclean composition competition 15-Feb-11

The winners of the Sorley MacLean composition competition have been announced.

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Rupert and Eithne Strong Poetry Award Shortlist announced 12-Feb-11

Shortlisted are: Caitríona Ní Chléirchín, Órfhlaith Foyle, Paul Maddern and Grace Wells.


Read Past Issues of Square Magazine online 10-Feb-11

Square Magazine has made its back issues available to read online for just £1 an issue.

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Ginsberg and The Beats at the Southbank 07-Feb-11

Those who joined us at the Special Edition event on Ginsberg and Howl will have heard Mark Ford make reference to Ginsberg as a photographer, an interest which is also featured in the movie Howl. You may like to know that our neighbours at the National Theatre are currently showing over 70 of Allen Ginsberg's photographs.

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Soapbox for Poets on 'Amazing Radio' 03-Feb-11

Tyne & Wear's 'Amazing Radio': 'Soapbox' invites poets and other related spoken word artists to read their work to the nation.

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Award for Wislawa Szymborska 31-Jan-11

Wislawa Szymborska has received the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest distinction

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Richard Meier wins Picador Poetry Prize 27-Jan-11

Judges Don Paterson, Jon Stammers, Jackie Kay and Sarah Crown choose new poet to be published by Picador.

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Jo Shapcott wins Costa Book of the Year Award 2011 26-Jan-11

Jo Shapcott has taken the £35,000 award for her book Of Mutability.

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T S Eliot prize goes to Derek Walcott 26-Jan-11

Derek Walcott has won the TS Eliot prize for his collection, White Egrets.

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'Written, Drawn, and Stapled': exhibition 25-Jan-11

'Written, Drawn, and Stapled', an exhibition of American poetry books and periodicals from 1965 to '75.

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Liz Lochhead announced as new Scots Makar 22-Jan-11

Poet and playwright appointed following the death of Edwin Morgan in 2010.

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PN Review sets up online archive 08-Jan-11

The long-running magazine now has over 7000 previous articles online for their subscribers.


Gillian Clarke wins the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 28-Dec-10

The Poetry Medal Committee chose Gillian Clarke in recognition of an outstanding body of work and for her latest Carcanet collection 'A Recipe for Water'.

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The T S Eliot Prize Shortlist Readings 21-Dec-10

On Sunday 23 January 2011, the eve of the judges' decision, the T S Eliot Prize Readings will be staged at the Southbank's Royal Festival Hall, after a complete sell-out last year in the Queen Elizabeth Hall. This grand new venue will provide a fantastic setting as all ten poets are invited to read from their shortlisted collections, making the Readings a unique opportunity to hear the best contemporary poets reading their own work.

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