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Ian Hamilton Finlay

Ian Hamilton Finlay symposium 06-Jan-17

Explore new critical perspectives on the Scottish poet, artist and avant-gardener.

Wordsworth Trust

Winners of the Michael Marks Awards 2016 14-Dec-16

Congratulations to the winners of the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2016!

Society of Authors

How much have you been paid for performances and readings? 14-Dec-16

Share your recent experiences of events and help challenge an unfair culture.

John Montague

John Montague dies aged 87 12-Dec-16

The Irish Arts Council has described his death as a "true loss to Irish literature".

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Patti Smith to perform at Nobel Prize Awards Ceremony 06-Dec-16

Smith will perform A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall, in honour of Dylan's prize for Literature.

Saltire Society

Saltire Society Literary Awards 06-Dec-16

Kathleen Jamie wins 2016 Saltire Society Scottish Poetry Book of the Year.

Poetry Society

Emily Berry appointed Editor of The Poetry Review 29-Nov-16

Award-winning poet Emily Berry is the new Editor of The Poetry Review magazine.

Heather Phillipson

Heather Phillipson wins 2016 Jarman Award 29-Nov-16

Poet Heather Phillipson has won the coveted annual Film London Jarman Award.

The Poetry Business

The Poetry Business Writing School 16-Nov-16

The Poetry Business is now accepting applications for its 2017-18 Writing School for published poets.

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen dies aged 82 11-Nov-16

The legendary singer-songwriter and poet has died.

Stephen Spender

Winners of The Stephen Spender Prize announced 07-Nov-16

Congratulations to the 2016 winners and commended!


ArtPoetry goes to Towner Art Gallery 03-Nov-16

Poets will read work in response to the exhibition One Day, Something Happens on Saturday 10 December.


Job opportunity at the Jerwood Charitable Foundation 02-Nov-16

The charity are looking for an experienced Project Manager to run the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships.

Poetry School

Call for Poets: collaborative performance to mark Somme centenary 01-Nov-16

The Poetry School are looking for writers to work with Simon Barraclough on a collaborative performance commemorating the Somme.

Literature Wales

Poetry for Aberfan 21-Oct-16

Works commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan disaster.

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TS Eliot Prize shortlist announced 20-Oct-16

Ten poets on the 2016 shortlist announced

Newspaper (News)

Poet David Eggleton win New Zealand Award 14-Oct-16

The New Zealand 2016 Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement have been Announced.David Eggleton wins for poetry.

Out of Place 2017

Out of Place 10-Oct-16

Call out for poems about refugees and migration.

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Call for royal poems! 03-Oct-16

Birmingham publisher The Emma Press launches call for submissions of children's poems about Kings and Queens.

Caleb Femi

Caleb Femi named as first young people's Laureate for London 03-Oct-16

The poet and English teacher is hoping to re-engage disenfranchised young people through poetry.

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