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Cost Benefit: Poems in the Waiting Room 22-May-06

The editor of Poems in the Waiting Room has produced a cost benefit study for the scheme.

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Publishing Opportunity for Young Poets 10-May-06

'Emerging Voices' is a new imprint from Penned in the Margins. They are looking for poets aged between 16 and 28 to submit work for a forthcoming anthology.

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Momtazi Publishing are launching a UK search for poets 27-Apr-06

Momtazi Publishing are launching a UK search for poets for their next publication.

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Corporate Watch call for Submissions 26-Apr-06

Corporate Watch are looking for submissions of poems for a forthcoming anthology

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Betjeman acquisitions 26-Apr-06

Leeds' Brotherton Library has acquired poems by John Betjeman.

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Calling all Tameside poets! 26-Apr-06

Woodend Artists and Incwriters Society are looking for poets to get involved in this year's Mossley Music Festival (27-28 May).

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Griffin Poetry Prize shortlist announced 11-Apr-06

The Griffin Poetry Prize 2006 shortlist has been announced. The International list includes Michael Hofmann and Kamau Brathwaite.


Poems in the Waiting Room awarded grant 04-Apr-06

In December we reported that Poems in the Waiting Room were looking for a sponsor, having lost Arts Council funding. We now have good news that the service will continue in the North of England, thanks to a grant from the Emerton Christie Charitable Trust.

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John La Rose (1927-2006) 31-Mar-06

Poet and activist John La Rose has died aged 78.

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Ian Hamilton Finlay dies 28-Mar-06

Prolific as a poet and known as one of Scotland's greatest artists and gardeners, Ian Hamilton Finlay has died aged 80.

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Stuart Mills dies 21-Mar-06

The poet and publisher, Stuart Mills, has died at the age of 65. Mills was prolific in the world of small press publishing, notably for producing Tarasque, Aggie Weston's and Poetspoems.

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Poems on the Underground - in Shanghai 17-Mar-06

The Chinese public transport system is to display poems by British poets.

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Campaign to save the house of poets Verlaine and Rimbaud 17-Mar-06

The actor Simon Callow is leading a campaign to save the London house that was the home to the two French poets.

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Ivor Cutler dies aged 83 07-Mar-06

Ivor Cutler has died aged 83. His poetry is renowned for its surrealist humour and accompanying drawings and doodles. He was also known as a singer, songwriter and storyteller.

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Larkin tapes discovered 14-Feb-06

Tapes of poems recorded by Philip Larkin have been discovered in a work colleague's attic. Poems read by Larkin on the tapes were previously thought never to have been recorded by the poet.

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Can you help find missing war poems? 13-Feb-06

Napier University, which owns the building that was Craiglockart War Hospital, is appealing to the public to search their belongings for lost issues of a magazine edited by Wilfred Owen.

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Keats and Shelley in grave danger! 09-Feb-06

The English Cemetery in Rome has been identified as one of the world's most at risk sites. The poets John Keats and Percy Bysshe Shelley are both buried at the cemetery.

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Poem for the Queen's 80th Birthday 07-Feb-06

The Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, has written a poem to commemorate the Queen's 80th birthday.

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Tim Turbull wins 'The Contenders' 27-Jan-06

Tim Turnbull has won 'The Contenders', a £10,000 Performance Poetry Fellowship, awarded by the Arts Foundation.

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TS Eliot Prize 2005 17-Jan-06

The winner of the 2005 TS Eliot Prize is Carol Ann Duffy for her collection Rapture.

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