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Early Larkin sonnet discovered 05-Oct-05

Philip Larkin's first love was a fellow student at Oxford University.

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What are our poets writing about? 05-Oct-05

On the day that the Forward Prize is awarded, the Guardian publishes an article by John Mullan on contemporary poetry.

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Griffin Poetry Prize announces judges for 2006 03-Oct-05

The judges have been announced for the 2006 Prize. They are: Lavinia Greenlaw (UK), Lisa Robertson (Canada) and Eliot Weinberger (USA)

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Call for submissions - Rag & Bone: A Folk Miscellany 27-Sep-05

Rag & Bone is a new arts magazine exploring folklore and folk issues from around the world. They are seeking folk-related poetry for their first issue.

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Nursery rhymes for today 23-Sep-05

Some of today's best known poets have written a nursery rhyme for today.

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End of Survivors' Poetry 20-Sep-05

The Mental Health charity Survivors' Poetry has come to an end.

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A novel by Sylvia Plath is discovered 12-Sep-05

Notes for a novel by the poet Sylvia Plath have been found among the papers of her sometime husband, the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes.

Poetry Cafe

A Day in the Future! 05-Sep-05

This year's National Poetry Day will be one of time travel! The theme for the day is The Future.

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Traced in the Shadow: Ways of looking at Poets. 25-Aug-05

1st to 30th September Black and white portraits of contemporary poets by Derek Adams, accompanied by poems from the sitters.

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Poetry book shortlisted for Guardian First Book Award 25-Aug-05

Irish poet Nick Laird has been shortlisted for the Guardian's First Book Award.

E-poetry 2005

E-Poetry 2005: An International Digital Poetry Festival 22-Aug-05

Wednesday, 28 September - Saturday, 1 October 2005
Hosted by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre (CPRC), Birkbeck College, London & the Electronic Poetry Center (EPC), Department of Media Study & Poetics Program, State University of New York, Buffalo

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Deadline for The Incwriters Society (UK)'s Magazine Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Literature 2006 19-Aug-05

The deadline for The Incwriters Society (UK)'s Magazine Award for Outstanding Contribution to UK Literature 2006 is fast approaching (30th August 2005).

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'Images of Women', the Arts Council funded anthology of poems by women about women. 18-Aug-05

'Images of Women', the Arts Council funded anthology of poems by women about women. The Closing Date for poems is 1st September 2005 and forms may be still obtained

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World Poets' Tour 17-Aug-05

The Poetry Translation Centre has confirmed that the first World Poets' Tour will take place in October.

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Submissions for Black History Month 17-Aug-05

TITLE Duppy Stories Artists are invited to submit work based on the title. The work should be of high quality, imaginative in content and innovative in form and presentation.

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Ian Hamilton Finlay exhibitions 17-Aug-05

Three exhibitions of the poet and artist Ian Hamilton Finlay's work are currently on in Edinburgh.

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Bury Text festival: throughout 2005 11-Aug-05

The Bury Text Festival Takes place from 19th March to 27th November 2005 and aims to merge the boundaries between visual art, literature and contemporary popular culture.

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Poems for the Cornish Assembly 22-Jul-05

You can support the Campaign for a Cornish Assembly by donating a poem for possible inclusion in this special anthology, which will be published by the boho press in the autumn of 2005.

Brando’s Hat

Brando's Hat 19-Jul-05

Brando's Hat is being revived. Picking up where it left off some three years ago, this simple all-poetry magazine will resume its unique role in the poetry market as one of the only magazines that showcases poets specifically through longer batches of work, rather than individual poems.

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Fiona Sampson launches first Poetry Review as editor 12-Jul-05

Poetry Review launches its first issue under Fiona Sampson's editorship at the Ways With Words festival on Sunday 17 July at 6pm

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