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ONLINE: Bloodaxe online poetry reading. 13-Mar-08

Bloodaxe online poetry readings.

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Competitions Bulletin relaunched as Kudos 09-Mar-08

The Competitions Bulletin, a listing for writing competitions, has been relaunched as Kudos.

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Two-year national development programme 22-Feb-08

Spread the Word launches a pioneering national development programme for Black and Asian Poets

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Obituary: Henri Chopin 05-Feb-08

Avant-garde pioneer of sound poetry died in January.

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Michael Rosen celebrates Marcel Martinet 05-Feb-08

Michael Rosen celebrates the work of the French first world war poet, Marcel Martinet.

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EDINBURGH: Edwin Morgan Giveaway 26-Jan-08

Copies of Edwin Morgan's poetry will be given away at libraries around Glasgow in the run up to the Aye Write! festival.

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Lemn Sissay in Conversation 16-Jan-08

The Royal Festival hall's poet-in-residence, Lemn Sissay, speaks to Naomi Woddis.

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Sean O'Brien wins TS Eliot Prize 2007 15-Jan-08

The TS Eliot Prize 2007 has been awarded to Sean O'Brien.

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Poet tops poll 09-Jan-08

Poet tops poll of most influential writers.

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2007 Costa Poetry Award Winner 03-Jan-08

Jean Sprackland has won the 2007 Costa Poetry Award for her collection, Tilt.

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Call for Submissions 08-Dec-07

Cinnamon Press are looking for submissions for a new anthology to be published in 2008.

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Stephen Spender Prize for Poetry Translation - winners announced 15-Nov-07

The winners of this year's prize for poetry translation have been announced. Click on the link to find out more and to read some of the winning entries.

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Machado poems set to music 12-Oct-07

The London Sinfonietta, one of the resident orchestras here at Southbank Centre, will be performing a song cycle on dreams and memory inspired by the poetry of Antonio Machado in November.


National Poetry Day 2007 03-Oct-07

Thursday 4th of October is National Poetry Day. The theme this year is Dreams.

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Amsterdam Magazine Calls for UK Submissions 30-Sep-07

Versal is currently calling for submissions for Issue 6

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Bill Griffiths dies 16-Sep-07

Poet Bill Griffiths passed away on the 12th September 2007

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New site highlighting poetry in Liverpool 04-Sep-07

If you are interested in what is going on in the poetry scene in Liverpool, a new website has been launched in time for the City of Culture 2008.

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Forward Prize shortlist 25-Jul-07

The shortlist for the Forward Prize 2007, which aims to bring contemporary poetry to a wider audience, have been announced.

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Continued success of "Poetry in Stitches" 17-May-07

Poems in the Waiting Room (PitWR) and the National Needlework Archive (NNA), which documents, curates and promotes textiles in the community have been working together to combine two distinct cultural media and present them in a format that will allow a new perception of each.

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Poems for Hospitals 04-May-07

Poems for Hospitals is a recent initiative as a subsidiary programme of Poems in the Waiting Room (PitWR) and is currently being piloted in a number of major London hospitals

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