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Winning Words 14-Dec-10

An opportunity for people to nominate inspiring poetry for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Liverpool Lennon Poet 2010 announced 10-Dec-10

Jaki McCarrick is first ever winner of the Liverpool Lennon Paper Poetry competition; Rachel McGladdery wins the Liverpool Lennon Performance Poet 2010 competition

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'Of Love and Hope' poetry anthology published 02-Dec-10

Release of new anthology raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Care.

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Winner of the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2010 Announced 01-Dec-10

Caribbean poet Christan Campbell wins for 'Running the Dusk'.

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T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme 2010 23-Nov-10

The T S Eliot Prize Shadowing Scheme provides an excellent opportunity for students to engage with the best new poetry by shadowing the judges of the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry.

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Winners of the Bridport Prize 2010 announced 03-Nov-10

Bloodaxe poet Esther Morgan wins first place. Other winners include Rowland Moloney and Jennifer Copley.

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Winners of The Times Stephen Spender Prize 2010 announced 03-Nov-10

John Richmond, Duncan Forbes and Jane Draycott are among the winning poets in the poetry translation competition.


Do you want to be a part of Southbank Centre's Poetry International 2010 festival? 22-Oct-10

Opportunities for poets to read at Poetry International events on 3rd and 4th November.

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Chris Price Wins Katherine Mansfield Literary Prize 14-Oct-10

Wellington poet and creative non-fiction writer, Chris Price, is winner of the 2011 New Zealand Post Mansfield Prize.

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Shortlist announced for the 2010 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 06-Oct-10

Six poets have been selected for the award, by judges Michael Laskey, Neil Rollinson and Jo Shapcott.

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Christopher Reid goes to Hollywood 30-Sep-10

Christopher Reid's book length poem The Song of Lunch has been made into a BBC film starring Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman

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The Poetry Book Society launches new reading group scheme 07-Sep-10

based on the shortlist for the 2010 T S Eliot Prize for Poetry.

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Scotland's national poet Edwin Morgan has died at the age of 90. 20-Aug-10

Sadly, The Scots Makar Edwin Morgan has died at the age of 90.

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Siegfried Sassoon's notebook and diary to go on display 30-Jul-10

Artefacts from the Sassoon Archive will be on display at Cambridge University.

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Benjamin Zephaniah joins forces with Welsh and African schools 30-Jul-10

The popular poet has written new work to appear on a DVD to be shown worldwide.

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WS Merwin announced as new US Poet Laureate 14-Jul-10

The award-winning poet will take up the position of 17th US Poet Laureat in the autumn.

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Poetry Archive opens in New Zealand 08-Jul-10

At the official opening on 25 July Nelson Wattie will be launching two new books: The Pop Artist's Garland: Selected Poems 1952-2009 by F. W. N. Wright and Rail Poems of NZ Aotearoa, edited by Mark Pirie.

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Shortlist announced for London Festival Fringe New Poetry Award 04-Jul-10

15 poets' debut collections have been shortlisted for a £2,500 award.


Philip Gross wins Wales Book of the Year 2010 02-Jul-10

TS Eliot Award-winner wins for his themed collection 'I Spy Pinhole Eye'.

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