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Manchester Art Gallery seeks Manchester based performance poet 31-Jan-07

Manchester Art Gallery seeks Manchester based performance poet to take part in our programme to commemorate the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act. Manchester Art Gallery wishes to explore the legacy and impact of the transatlantic slave trade on the Greater Manchester region through our collections. The Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery project seeks to develop new interpretations and knowledge about our collections through public events, debates and online forums.

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Seamus Heaney wins TS Eliot Prize 16-Jan-07

Seamus Heaney has won the much coveted TS Eliot Prize for his book District and Circle.

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The Possibility of Poetry: from Migrant magazine to artists' books 12-Jan-07

A new British Library exhibition charts the short but extraordinary life of the 'little magazine' Migrant

Poetry Trust

Winner of the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize announced! 06-Nov-06

Roger Moulson is the winner of the 2006 Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for Waiting for the Night Rowers (Enitharmon Press).

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Shortlist for Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2006 Announced 11-Oct-06

The shortlist for the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2006 has been announced

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Forward Poetry Prizes announced! 05-Oct-06

The winners of the Forward Prizes for Poetry have been announced.

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Poetry Book Society sets up T S Eliot Prize School Shadowing Scheme 04-Oct-06

This year, the TS Eliot Prize - the prize 'most poets want to win' according to Andrew Motion - will introduce a new Shadowing Scheme for schools, designed to promote the reading and enjoyment of poetry among young people.

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National Poetry Day! 04-Oct-06

Thursday 5 October is National Poetry Day 2006!

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Anthology Launched to Commemorate 911 18-Sep-06

Nearly 90 poets from around the world have contributed to 'Babylon Burning: 9/11 five years on', an anthology of poems on the Twin Towers atrocity and its consequences.

Poetry School

Poetry School places available for the Autumn term 15-Sep-06

Places on several Poetry School courses are still available. Click on the link for further details.

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Oldest known poetry of the Americas discovered... 15-Sep-06

A stone inscribed with what appear to be 3,000 year old rhyming couplets has been found in Mexico.

Poetry readings

Poetry International website now live! 14-Sep-06

Poetry International Festival runs from 24-29 October 2006 at the South Bank Centre London, featuring over 40 poets from the UK and around the world in an extraordinary six-day starburst.


Poetry International 06 29-Aug-06

Poetry International brings you the best poetry from around the globe in an extraordinary six-day starburst. All events now on sale. Click on the link above for more information.

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Wanted: poems for modern Black love poetry anthology 23-Aug-06

Suitcase Press is looking for love poems by poets of Asian, African, Caribbean and Chinese descent from the North of England for an anthology.

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Coleridge archive sold 22-Aug-06

An archive owned by the family of Samuel Taylor Coleridge has been sold to the British Library.

Poetry readings

Friargate Poetry: Hope After the Tsunami 24-Jul-06

The organisers of this event are looking for submissions of poetry. Please click on the link to find further details.

Newspaper (News)

New National Poet for Wales 11-Jul-06

Poet Gwyn Thomas will follow in the footsteps of Gwyneth Lewis as the National Poet for Wales.


69 Poets Contribute to New Oxfam CD 13-Jun-06

'Life Lines', a CD of poets reading their work, has just been launched by Oxfam. The CD contains a great range of contibutors including Denise Riley, David Harsent, John Hegley, Wendy Cope and Andrew Motion and is available to buy in Oxfam stores for £4.99

Poetry Trust

Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize 2006/7 06-Jun-06

The deadline for submitting work to the annual prize for what the judges consider the best first collection published in the Great Britain or Eire is 31 July of this year.

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T S Eliot Prize 2006 Judges Announced 30-May-06

The judges for the 2006 T. S. Eliot prize have been announced

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