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Poems On The Underground 17-Jun-09

A joyous celebration of London by Blake, Betjeman, Wordsworth, Oscar Wilde, Adrian Mitchell, Wendy Cope and more.

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David Burland Poetry Prize 2009 09-Jun-09

The winners of the David Burland Poetry Prize 2009 are announced

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Michael Murphy dies aged 43 07-Jun-09

The poet Michael Murphy has died aged 43. He was published by Shoestring Press and won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2001.

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David Bromige dies aged 75 06-Jun-09

American poet David Bromige has died aged 75. He published many books including titles by Black Sparrow Press

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Poor. Old. Tired. Horse. at the ICA 29-May-09

Concrete poetry and text-based art will be the theme for the ICA's summer show. The title of the show takes its name from Ian Hamilton Finlay's 1960s magazine, originally named after a line from a Robert Creeley poem.

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Shortlist Announced for the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 27-May-09

The British Library has today (20 May) announced the shortlist for the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets, in partnership with the Poetry Book Society and with the generous support of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.

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Entries Invited - Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 15-May-09

The best first full collection published between 1 August 08 and 31 July 09.

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Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2009 12-May-09

Open to ages: 11 ? 17

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UA Fanthorpe Dies Ages 79 02-May-09

Sadly, UA Fanthorpe dies at age 79.

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Carol Ann Duffy Announced Poet Laureate 02-May-09

First woman poet laureate aanounced.

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The National Poetry Competition 2009 Open for Entries 28-Apr-09

Judging are Daljit nagra, Ruth Padel and Neil Rollinson

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Magazine Seeling Submissions 25-Apr-09

Seeking submissions for the next three issues of Wood Coin. Poetry, fiction, essay, interview, review; visual art.

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Simon Armitage will be Chair of the judges and the other two members of the panel will be poets Colette Bryce and Penelope Shuttle.

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New Philip Larkin poem? 23-Apr-09

The editor of the online magazine Qualm has published a previously unknown poem attributed to Philip Larkin.

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Andrew Motion and Louise DeSalvo discuss creative therapy 20-Apr-09

In the second issue of Inside Out magazine, available in April, Poet Laureate Andrew Motion and novelist Louise DeSalvo talk about the benefits of using of writing as therapy.

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The Book of Ten by Zebra Publishing: call for submissions 17-Apr-09

To celebrate the success of Ten by Ten, Zebra Publishing is commissioning a book of poetry which will be published in November 2009. They are inviting submissions for the book on the theme of '10'.

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Elaine Feinstein poem written for art work 16-Apr-09

Elain Feinstein poem written for Tate art work

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The Young Writers' Charitable Trust 16-Apr-09

The Young Writers' Charitable Trust is designed to help young people through their writing.

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NEW POETRY WEBSITE INCENTIVE 14-Apr-09 is an ambitious new website that gets poets talking in poems.

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The Poetry Society At One Hundred - Submissions Sought To celebrate the Poetry Society's Centenary, there will be an exhibition at Forest Arts in the Autumn of 2009. One hundred poems will be exhibited - we are currently searching for those poems.

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