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  • Unredeemed Adventures - Newsletter One

    18 December 2021 Here is 14 poetry things to do today! See these events and more featured on the Poetry News page. ​ 1) (From Eventbrite email) ​ Online Open Mic! by Sidewalk Beirut ​ Every Sunday we gather on Zoom to share all forms of self-expression. You sign up when you log in by mentioning it to the host. Each performer has 5-7 minutes. We welcome all forms of art and all languages. The Zoom room opens at 8:15 PM (currently GMT+2 = Lebanon time) for sign-ups, and we kickoff the night around 8:30 PM. Sunday 19 December 6:30 PM GMT ​ Sidewalk Beirut went online early 2020 due to the pandemic and since then has had attendees from all over the world. The Sidewalk online community has members from from the Netherlands, Denmark, Morocco, Switzerland, the UK, the US, Canada, Cyprus, Scotland, Pakistan and of course members from all over Lebanon. With every new event, we are meeting new poets and expanding. You are also more than welcomed to just attend and listen, there is never a pressure on anyone to perform and we value our listeners just as much as our performers. ​ Online Open Mic! Registration, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite ​ ​ 2) (From Nine Pens website) ​ Virtual launch of Yasmin Djoudi's pamphlet 'Vocation' ​ Sun, December 19, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM GMT Online Cost: Free Join us for the launch of Yasmin Djoudi pamphlet 'Vocation' with special guest readings.from Stuart McPherson, Hannah Copley and Jem Henderson. ​ Are you travelling alone? Vocation explores a world pushing itself to the limit in the single-minded pursuit of a calling. Aeroplanes and taxis shuttle us between unexpected destinations: by the side of an airborne conspiracy theorist; a city centre with a knack for psychosexual confrontation; or bearing witness to a tropical plant’s delusions of grandeur. The external drifting of the pamphlet’s speakers is set at odds with their unrelenting internal drive for something more. Against the backdrop of a planet shrinking through over-connection, Vocation follows our attempts to outrun the emptying sands of the hourglass in a race towards some ever-shifting personal goal. About The Poets: Yasmin Djoudi works across poetry and performance. She lives in London. She is new to all of this. Hannah Copley is a writer, editor and academic. She is the author of Speculum (Broken Sleep Books, October 21) and an editor at Stand magazine. Recent work has appeared in POETRY, The London Magazine, Bath Magg, Poetry Birmingham, Into the Void, Under the Radar and others. She won the 2019 Newcastle Poetry Prize and the 2018 York Literature Prize. Hannah is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Westminster. ​ Stuart McPherson is a poet from Leicester in the United Kingdom. His debut pamphlet ‘Pale Mnemonic’ was published in April 2021 by Legitimate Snack. The pamphlet ‘Water Bearer’ will be published in December 2021 by Broken Sleep Books. His work explores the relationship between the family, trauma, and fragile masculinity. ​ Jem Henderson is a queer poet from Leeds, UK with an MA in Creative Writing from York St. John University. They have been published in Civic Leicester's Black Lives Matter, Streetcake and recently won a Creative Future award for underrepresented writers. A book, Genderfux, including their work is due out in 2022 from Nine Pens. Their ramblings can be found on twitter @jem_face. ​ To book go to: Launch of 'Vocation' by Yasmin Djoudi - Nine Pens Press Tickets, Sun 19 Dec 2021 at 19:00 | Eventbrite ​ ​ ​ ​ 3) (From The Poetry Society newsletter) COP26 and Poetry Ten young poets spoke out against climate injustice and called for natural and humane solutions to the climate crisis in a live event on 6 November at the recent climate change conference COP26, which you can watch here. ​ “Where were you / when the seas / were warming?” A Young Poets Network showcase | #COP26 - YouTube ​ ​ ​ ​ 4) (From Seren Books newsletter) ​ Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Seren Books 40th Anniversary ​ In this edition we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Seren Books, the publisher from south Wales responsible for launching the careers of many poets and for putting out a series of memorable poetry collections including a few featured previously on Alt Stories. ​ In this podcast you can hear an interview with Seren’s outgoing poetry editor Amy Wack who leaves the press at the end of October 2021. She looks back at her time with Seren and the changes to the style and readership of poetry since she joined. ​ The presenter of this podcast is Nadia Wyn Abouayen and the readers from Alt Stories are Tiffany Clare and Chris Gregory. ​ See Seren Books 40th Anniversary (buzzsprout.com) ​ ​ 5) (From Modern Poetry in Translation email) Roman Women Poets We are delighted to present this new digital pamphlet, Romanian Women Poets, curated by Cătălina Stanislav with Sam Riviere, our two Writers in Residence for 2021. ​ This residency is generously supported by the European Cultural Foundation. ​ See ROMANIAN WOMEN POETS - Modern Poetry in Translation ​ ​​ ​ 6) (From The Guardian website) ​​ A Pandemic Poem: Where Did the World Go? ​ ​“There was a world once, but where did it go?” With the richer countries perhaps approaching at least the beginning of the end of the pandemic, it’s time to take stock. This affecting film combines the words of the poet laureate, Simon Armitage, with personal stories ranging from the uplifting to the tragic, to explore the deeply disturbing and utterly strange experience we have all recently undergone. An emotional roadmap of Covid-19 rather than a linear narrative, and all the better for it. Phil Harrison. ​ ​Now available at: BBC Two - A Pandemic Poem: Where Did the World Go? ​​ ​​ 7) (From Poem Analysis email) Latest Poem Analysis website: After Making Love We Hear Footsteps - Poem Analysis ​ The site is advert heavy, but it is free and offers interesting analysis of poems worth reading. ​ ​ ​ 8) (From Faber Website) ​ Faber Members Four Worlds poetry film featuring readings from Natalie Diaz, Barbara Kingsolver, Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe. Lavinia Singer (Faber Editor, Poetry) introduces four vibrant and vital voices 2020 and 2021. Listen as the poets read from and contextualise their collections in this forty-minute film, created exclusively for Faber Members. ​ See Faber Members: Four Worlds Poetry Film | Faber ​ 9) (From PEN Transmissions website) ​ Noʻu Revilla, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian), on the power of ecopoetry ​ "Dunya Mikhail argues: ‘Poetry is not medicine; it’s an X-ray’. During the spring semester, I tested Mikhail’s argument with 25 undergraduate students, who, faced with Covid-19 and the shift to online learning with its despairing isolation, decided to enroll in a creative writing course. During our unit on ecopoetry, we explored how poems can help us as individuals and writing communities to speak back to global crises like climate change.' " ​ See the resulting work at: EROSION, A6: Notes on the Waikīkī Blackout Poetry Project – PEN Transmissions ​ ​ ​ 10) (From The Guardian website) ​ Carol Rumens' Poem of the Week ​ A faultlessly consistent article in a national newspaper, and always available online, too. See Poem of the week: Pool by Rowan Williams | Poetry | The Guardian ​ ​ ​ ​ 11) (From Literary Hub email) ​ Abdulrazak Gurnah delivered his Nobel Prize lec ture in literature on 7 December 2021. See Abdulrazak Gurnah - Nobel Prize lecture 12) (From Poetry Birmingham tweet) ​ PBLJ 7 Has Set Sail 'The issue is now live on our website with more free content than ever for you to read. Do check out our website to find out more & order a copy for Christmas.' ​ Go to Poetry Birmingham ​ ​ 13) (From Ian McMillan Tweet) ​ The Christmas Dinner Verb ​ Ian McMillan's guests, John Hegley, Carol Ann Duffy, Kathryn Williams, and Jay Rayner join our virtual audience in a literary Christmas dinner - revelling in the poetry, prose and linguistic satisfaction of Christmas food, in lyrics, recipes and in poetry. ​ John Hegley gives us the taste of a French Christmas and of thick skinned roast potatoes, Kathryn Williams and Carol Ann Duffy present brand new Christmas songs from their new album 'Midnight Chorus', Jay Rayner gives us Yule commandments (including the advice that gravy solves everything, and more controversially 'don't serve Christmas pudding'). Ian McMillan channels the New York poet Frank O'Hara t o write a special Christmas poem (featuring tangerines and the mystic Julian of Norwich). As usual, Radio 3’s cabaret of the word is stuffed full of language play. Come and warm your hands at The Verb’s fire – the words are sparkling! ​ See : BBC Radio 3 - The Verb, The Christmas Dinner Verb ​ ​ 14) (From onehandclapping Tweet) ​ ONE HAND CLAPPING CHRISTMAS ISSUE Available Online ​ Features with David Harsent, Fran Lock, Toni Visconti, Billy Bragg and lots more poetry, make this worth a minute or two of anybody's time. ​ See CHRISTMAS ISSUE | onehandclapping (1handclapping.online)

  • I Moved My Mind

    Today's reading: The Rialto no.95, pp46-064. (The Rialto 95 Completed.) The title comes from Michael Mackmin's introduction and using it feels a little like being in a room with facing mirrors, as he says the expression was said by an elderly Tai Chi master, explaining a pile of defeated opponents. Mackmin uses the expression to describe his approach to Lockdown, and here am I using it to explain my approach to reading more poetry. The image reflects towards infinity in ever reducing amounts. Or should I be using a Russian doll analogy? Is someone going to take my use of the phrase to surround a nub of an idea they have, just as my idea was within Michael Mackmin's use and his within the elderly Tai Chi master's? Well given my readership reach, this is possibly the small one in the middle anyway, so let's leave that there. The Rialto is my favourite poetry magazine (I stress that I say this about all the magazines I subscribe to) because its format is to solely hand over to the poetry. It has no reviews or interviews, no articles or distractions, just 64 pages (excluding the cover, which football programmes do not exclude) of poem after poem. What I love even more is the amount of space given to each poem. Large A4 pages of beautiful, high quality white paper with a single poem on it. Well there is a little doubling up if the poems are very short, but always there is plenty of SPACE for the poem to express itself. Jim McElroy's poem, 'Coal Hole' for instance has all 36 lines in one place, no turning of pages, so that the ending, 'The night's clock ticks time on the mantle', is able to not only allude to the passing of time, both before and after the poem, but can do this with the emphasis that there is no more to come from the poet, it must all happen in your own mind. I chose to read this magazine next because I am struggling to find time for poetry reading right now as I aim to give the website a more meaningful appearance. The website (www.bobandpoetry.com) is only 6 weeks old from conception to this moment now after all. I fear I have created my own in-built non-poetry reading distraction, without realising that was what my mind all along! Double that for poetry writing. Nothing has been written since the day the site and the blog began. Hopefully 'it will all come out in the wash', as my patients used to say to me. (I wonder if I ever said anything helpful to them?) So, The Rialto is the perfect magazine for getting you right back in there. No toes dangling over the edge, one tiny run up and in you plunge. It's my preferred approach to swimming pools; it is my preferred approach to poetry reading. There is only the barest description of the poets in their biographies, but I can see that they all have much more in print than me, and are immensely better qualified to be in print with their poetry, yet I read this magazine feeling this is a level I could aspire to, so in that sense it is very encouraging. Me on a very good day maybe, and that day may still be in the future yet! My favourite poem today was 'a ruru named Murray, who I've been trying to write about since January', by Paula Harris, which after all I have said is on two pages, but as the pages are facing, nothing is lost. The tale concerns a ruru, which we are told in the poem is a morepork, though I still had to Google this word to find out a morepork is a Tasmanian spotted owl, and in the pictures looks essentially like what you would call 'an owl'. The poem is written over 12 verses, is playful, has a comedic use of idea repetition, and follows the ruru from its discovery abandoned as a baby in a bush to its letting loose by Kirsty's brother and, like the poem 'Cole Hole' I mention above, ends with an ending that alludes to a future time wondering where the ruru is now. Along the way the poem plays with ideas, that orbit around finding the baby bird, naming it (Murray), feeding it, looking after it, discovering more about it, and finally deciding that Murray is an Egyptian god, that needs setting free. "4. it fascinates me that ruru were named after the sound of their call but in English we called them morepork and claimed this was the sound of their call the sounds ruru and morepork don't sound anything alike is the bird talking to us in two different languages?" Just like poetry, I thought. We humans bring ourselves to a poem and interpret it in our own sound. I read this poem at pretty much face value, of a significant moment in time. It's a story, with a beginning middle and end, and the memory of Murray, who made its own impact in the life of the poem's protagonist (and obviously we always think this is the poet themselves). Now that the bird is gone, the poem tries to hold on to the special place Murray had. Murray lives on for ever within the poem, or at least the memory of Murray does, even if we do not in fact know what ever happened to the bird itself. Listen I have run out of time. I spent so much time scouring the biographies looking for leads to links I could use on the webpage, that this abrupt end can be a tribute to that time lost to poetry writing itself. Let it be a reminder to me that the poetry must always come first and the blog and website second. This is early days, future strategies must be put in place to protect the original hope, to get better at writing poetry. If you have any thoughts on this do please write them to me, I am always open to listening to others ideas, and it's no fun writing in isolation. see The Rialto - the poetry magazine to read and kia ora Paula, see: https://twitter.com/paulaoffkilter https://www.facebook.com/paulaharrispoet/ https://www.instagram.com/paulaharris_poet/ http://paulaharris.co.nz/ Soundtrack : 'I Dope Fiend' cassette. See Thee Objects on Music | Thee Objects (bandcamp.com)

  • Understanding Drained From His Skull

    A review of today's reading 'Memorial. An Excavation of the Iliad' by Alice Oswald pp 57-84 (end). Faber and Faber, 2011. I am in the process of re-reading my Poetry Review magazines from 2009 onwards, this book was reviewed and I remembered I had a copy (sorry Alice) bought from a cheap new-book shop in Ilkley, so it seemed a good time to finally read it. I am very pleased I did. The book reads a little like a Michael Bay film, cutting out all the boring bits and getting straight to the point. All the bangs and crashes, blood, guts and gore. Blood everywhere, and often no dull backstory. I remember the old war films I watched with my Dad, 'Tora, Tora, Tora', 'The Longest Day', 'The Dam Busters', where you have to sit through all the tedious build up before you finally get the action. Well this is book cuts out all the boring bits (I am joking) of The Iliad and just concentrates on the bits where people get killed. It is stark reading. The book opens exactly as a war memorial. Like standing in Ypres looking at the chiselled role call of the dead. Seven and half pages of names, some unreadable. (I believe I skipped this bit.) Then the book starts with a breakdown of how each person dies, when this isn't clear, there is just the name. It is very powerful. This said, presumably when The Iliad does give a method of death Oswald reports it. The scenarios have a sense of being a mini-parable, the very blood curdling, gruesome kind, that Jesus tended to avoid. These tales often get repeated word for word in a second verse that reemphasises the verse before. It's a great device for those of us with a wandering mind, if you drift, you get a second chance straight away. These tales often get repeated word for word in a second verse that reemphasises the verse before. It's a great device for those of us with a wandering mind, if you drift, you get a second chance straight away. It is very powerful. Memorial truly touches on the universality of war. Soldiers missing their wives back home. Father's missing their sons. People with previous reputation pointlessly killed. Mothers traumatised by their loss. 'Laothoë ... Never saw her son again he was washed away Now she can't look at the sea she can't think about The bits unburied being eaten by fishes...' Some men have extravagant details of their terrible demise, others just a a simple line. The short story emphasises the larger one. It is very powerful. 'EUPHORBAS died Leaving his silver hairclip on the battlefield' (...) 'And TROS begging for his life But his life was over' Then just as we get to the end before Hector is killed a motorbike is mentioned, though in my head, largely due to the Ancient Greek names, I had not thought of this as having been set in the present however modern the story of death in Wars can be. Hector despatched, the book ends on a series of epigraph-like poems, a whole page given over to a short verse, some just two lines long. These come as such a contrast to the book preceding it. They are a series of isolated metaphors, all commencing with the word 'Like...' 'Like leaves, who could write a history of leaves The wind blows their ghosts to the ground And the spring breathes new leaf in to the woods Thousands of names thousands of leaves When you remember them remember this Dead bodies are their linage Which matter no more than the leaves' It is very powerful. Not till writing this review did I notice the absence of punctuation, surprisingly this does not make the poem difficult to navigate in the slightest. Each line begins with a traditional poet's capital letter, and every name is spelt in capitals. Simple rules. Hence, the book has X-rated violence, but is a straight forward read. It shows war was as brutal in the days of the gods and heroes as it is today, and will for evermore be so. See Faber and Faber Also see Professor of Poetry | Faculty of English (ox.ac.uk) Soundtrack for writing the review: 'The German Ocean' by 'The German Ocean. SubmarineBroadcastingCompany.com

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  • Poetry News | Bob and Poetry .com | News of events, launches, festivals, readings, open-mics, competitions, updated daily!

    Poetry News Here is part 2 of Nick's Avant Garde mix of poetry and music. My poetry starts at 23 minutes 55 seconds Events Coming Up Next Please read the events disclaimer at the bottom of the page. Scroll down for items in red which show deadline dates for submissions to magazines and competitions ​ 18 June 2022 ​ (From Cheltenham Poetry Festiva l website) Martina McGowan and Ben Ray plus Open Mic Online. Wed 18 June 2022. Free. 7pm BST We are delighted to bring you two wonderful poets. Martina McGowan is a physician, poet, writer, artist, advocate, activist in the wars against social, racial, and sexual injustices. Her debut poetry collection, i am the rage, was the 2021 International Book Award winner in the Social Change category, and Goodreads Choice Award Nominee. i am the rage is not just a poetry book. It is a call-to-action. This evocative collection of thirty poems puts readers in the position of feeling, reflecting, and empathizing with what it means to be Black in America today. Her work has been published internationally in literary magazines and anthologies. She is also a poetry editor and book reviewer. Ben Ray is a poet, reviewer and workshopper. He was the winner of the 2019 New Poets Prize. His most recent collection is The Kindness of the Eel (The Poetry Business, 2020), and his writing has appeared in a wide range of publications such as The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales and The Oxford Review of Books. Ben is Cheltenham Poetry Festival's poet in residence. To register go to: Cheltenham Poetry Festival - Cheltenham Poetry Festival ​ ​ ​ ​ 10 to 19 June 2022 ​ (From Literary Hub daily newsletter) ​ Lit Fest returns to Denver, Colorado, 2022 Lit Fest is a ten-day celebration of writers and readers, an extravaganza of weeklong and weekend advanced workshops, craft seminars, readings, salons, business panels, agent meetings, and parties. In 2022, Lit Fest returns to Denver, Colorado, but don't worry! There will still be plenty of ways for our out-of-state members to participate virtually. Choose workshops and events à la carte or sign up for one of our festival passes for the full experience. Click here to browse 2021's catalog to get a sense of the programming. ​ Visiting Authors for 2022 include fiction writers Steve Almond, Dan Chaon, Percival Everett, Laura van den Berg, and Tiphanie Yanique; nonfiction writers Emily Rapp Black, P Carl, Melissa Febos, Leslie Jamison, and Nadia Owusu; and poets Jericho Brown, Victoria Chang, and Edward Hirsch; novelists/screenwriters Dean Bakopoulis and Alissa Nutting, and more to come! ​ See Lit Fest | Lighthouse Writers Workshop To buy the pamphlet see: Open Skies - Gillie Robic (livecanon.co.uk) ​ Over 20 More Poetry Things You Could Do Today ​ 1) From ( Of Poetry Podcast – Kitchen table conversations with poets ) Episode 24: Shelley Wong (Of Quietness, Fire Island, and Looking at Each Other) – Of Poetry Podcast Shelley Wong is the author of As She Appears (YesYes Books, May 2022), winner of the 2019 Pamet River Prize. Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Best American Poetry, Kenyon Review, and New England Review. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from Kundiman, MacDowell, and Vermont Studio Center. She is an affiliate artist at Headlands Center for the Arts and lives in San Francisco. ​ First broadcast in May 2022 ​ See Episode 24: Shelley Wong (Of Quietness, Fire Island, and Looking at Each Other) – Of Poetry Podcast ​​ ​ 2) (From Poetry Events — Home Stage (home-stage.co.uk ) website) ​ Otis Mensah — Home Stage (home-stage.co.uk) Meet the Poet: Otis Mensah ​ Keep up with Otis on Facebook , Instagram and his website . Who is he? ​ Otis Mensah, former Poet Laureate of Sheffield, performing artist and writer of ‘rap hymns’ explores the boundaries of poetry and experimental music, using poetry and Hip-Hop as stimuli for philosophical reflection and introspection. Otis’s work reads like a stream of consciousness, using aesthetic language to paint worlds of thought and harnessing his quintessential use of rhythm for a hypnotic performance. He takes influence from the rhythmic and expressive freedom of Jazz, working through themes of racial identity, masculinity and coming-of-age. What does he do? ​ Building on earlier work and his tenure as Sheffield’s first Poet Laureate, Otis continues to release music and tour. He has performed at Glastonbury festival and has opened for heavyweights like Benjamin Zephaniah, Arrested Development, The Sugarhill Gang, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Killah Priest, Lowkey, Open Mike Eagle, Chali 2na and Blu & Exile. Otis’s debut poetry collection Safe Metamorphosis came out in 2020 with Prototype Publishing. Otis discusses his forthcoming collection Drawn and Quartered in this episode of Meet the Poet. ​ First available to watch on Facebook and YouTube on Wednesday, 18th May at 8pm. ​ Go to Otis Mensah — Home Stage (home-stage.co.uk) ​ Once you have watched this episode there is 36 more to watch at Poetry Events — Home Stage (home-stage.co.uk ​ ​ ​ ​ 3) (From Poetry Non-Stop (poetrynonstop.com ) website) Poetry Month at Poetry Non-Stop It’s April and time for NaPoWriMo when poets attempt to write a poem every day of the month. From April 1 we are sharing a daily post and podcast with poets from around the world sharing their ideas and poems to inspire you each day. ​ Make sure you’ve subscribed to the podcast and this blog so you don’t miss anything. Even if you do not plan on doing NaPoWriMo it will be a nice bit of poetry to add to your day, and even if you’re only inspired to write one or two poems that’s still an achievement. ​ If you’ve never done NaPoWriMo before and the idea of writing a poem every day seems daunting, take it easy. The aim isn’t to produce a masterpiece every day, just a first draft. By the end of the month you’ll have lots of ideas to develop at a slower pace. For more advice see this article or purchase my book Poetry Non-Stop . ​ Have a happy NaPoWriMo! Go to News – Poetry Non-Stop (poetrynonstop.com) ​ Here all the poems at NaPoWriMo Poetry Non-Stop (soundcloud.com) ​ ​ ​ 4) (From AngelHousePres s website) ​ NationalPoetryMonth.ca ​ 'NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2022 reflects the epoch’s visceral nature, in your face and guttural, the ouroboros devouring its own tail, an endless loop, a glint of silver on a knife with an edge of scarlet. It is a poetics of contrasts: haunting in its ephemerality or tactile and solid, but nothing permanent about what lies ahead, ghosts lurk inside a bowl of marigolds, lush red strawberries lie in a puddle on the road, stones echo as they roll. Each day in April, we celebrate the variety of possibilities that is poetry: stanzas, prose, collages, erasure, video and photographs from contributors from Australia, Argentina, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, India, Japan, UK and USA. Poetry transcends and blurs boundaries and borders.' Amanda Earl. ​ NationalPoetryMonth.ca 2022 will remain online until February 28, 2023. Visit https://nationalpoetrymonth.ca / and click on the calendar days ​ ​ ​ 5) (From Poetry Extra webpage ) ​ Shark Poet Daljit Nagra revisits the BBC's poetry archive and selects Dorothy Cross - Sharks - An ode to sharks with the Irish artist. With fossil records dating back 400 million years, sharks have outlived most life forms on the planet. They are essential to the natural order of marine ecosystems, but so little is really known about them. Dorothy Cross is fascinated and inspired by these majestic fish. She's shared a canoe with a shark caller in the South Pacific, swum beneath Hammerheads in the Galapagos and, in this programme, she's out on a boat off Malin Head, the northern most tip of Ireland, in search of basking sharks and poetry. Poems include Norman MacCaig's Basking Shark, Mirror by Silvia Plath, Flying Fish: An Ode by Charles Wharton Stork, Herman Melville's Maldive Shark and Behind Me Dips Eternity by Emily Dickinson. Poetry readers are Eleanor Bron, Bill Paterson and Fiona Shaw. Produced by Kate Bland A Cast Iron Radio production for BBC Radio 4 First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019 ​ See: Poetry Extra - Shark - BBC Sounds ​ ​ ​ 6) (From West Wilts Radio ) ​ The Poetry Place Repeated every Sunday, @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ​ The Poetry Place is a monthly poetry magazine programme bringing you news, views, readings and interviews from today’s poetry community, both locally and further afield. Presented by Dawn Gorman and Peter O’Grady, it brings inspiration and food for thought for everyone, from those who enjoy listening to the occasional poem, to people writing and publishing their own work. ​ Hear the most recent new edition first broadcast on 29 Mayl 2022 at : The Poetry Place with Ruth Sharman & Susan Utting #29-29/05/22 – West Wilts Radio ​ ​ ​ ​ 7) (From T.S. Eliot website) ​ T.S. Eliot Prize ​ The winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize has now been announced, but it is still worth an hour of your time going to the website where all the shortlisted poets talk about their poetry and read some of their poems out. ​ See: Videos – The T. S. Eliot Prize (tseliot.com) ​ ​ ​ 8) (From Eat The Storms website) Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 6 – Season 5 ​ Podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Player FM, Radio Public, OverCast, PocketCast, CastBox, iTunes, Podbean, Podcast Addicts and many more platforms. ​ This episode aired first on Saturday 11th June 2022. The guests were Mary Moynihan, Julian Matthews, John Buckley McQuaid, Daniel Wade, Mai Black and Fin Hall, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. ​ Visit: Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 6 – Season 5 – eat the Storms ​ 9) (From Seren Books newsletter) ​ Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Seren Books 40th Anniversary ​ In this edition we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Seren Books, the publisher from south Wales responsible for launching the careers of many poets and for putting out a series of memorable poetry collections including a few featured previously on Alt Stories. ​ In this podcast you can hear an interview with Seren’s outgoing poetry editor Amy Wack who leaves the press at the end of October 2021. She looks back at her time with Seren and the changes to the style and readership of poetry since she joined. ​ The presenter of this podcast is Nadia Wyn Abouayen and the readers from Alt Stories are Tiffany Clare and Chris Gregory. ​ See Seren Books 40th Anniversary (buzzsprout.com) See all the podcasts at Alternative Stories and Fake Realities (buzzsprout.com) ​ ​ 10) (From Modern Poetry in Translation email) Roman Women Poets We are delighted to present this new digital pamphlet, Romanian Women Poets, curated by Cătălina Stanislav with Sam Riviere, our two Writers in Residence for 2021. ​ This residency is generously supported by the European Cultural Foundation. ​ See ROMANIAN WOMEN POETS - Modern Poetry in Translation ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 11) (From Poetry Book Society Email newsletter) ​ Insta Live Book Club PBS Spring Choice - from 28 January 2022 ​ In this month's Insta Live Book Club PBS Spring Choice Emily Berry discusses the concept of "time slips" her forthcoming collection Unexhausted Time with our PBS Selector Anthony Anaxagorou and Jessica Traynor discusses poetry and parenthood in Pit Lullabies (Bloodaxe Books). Both books are due out in March but we're so excited to have exclusive early copies to send to members. Join by 15th February for your copy in the Spring mailing. ​ ​ See the latest Insta Book Club: Emily Berry & Jessica Traynor - YouTube ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 12) (From The Buzz – The Hive Poetry Collective Website) ​ The Hive Poetry Collective By The Hive ​ Airing on KSQD 90.7 FM most Sundays at 8:00, the Hive Poetry Collective is a buzz of poets in Santa Cruz, California— a swarm of radio conversations, public readings, and writing workshops. The link will also take you to all the available podcasts. ​ See S4: E18 Joe Millar chats with Dion O'Reilly by The Hive Poetry Collective (anchor.fm) ​ ​ ​ 13) (From The Poetry Programme - RTÉ Radio 1 (rte.ie) website) ​ The Poetry Programme ​ Olivia O'Leary explores the diverse and vibrant world of poets and poetry. For everyone who loves poetry. And those who just don't know it yet. ​ The Poetry Programme Sunday 29 May 2022 ​ James Joyce is famous as a novelist and short story writer, but what about James Joyce the poet? On this week's Poetry Programme Gerard Smyth talks with presenter Olivia O'Leary about the poetry of James Joyce. ​ Joyce's first book was a collection of poems, Chamber Music, published in 1907. To readers used to his experimentation with language, they sound rather traditional and old-fashioned. Joyce regarded them as songs and down through the years they have inspired musicians from Geoffrey Molyneux Palmer to Sonic Youth to set them to music. The final poem in the collection, Chamber Music XXXVI, is generally regarded as the best and still has a resonance in today's world. ​ In his second collection, Pomes Penyeach, published in 1927, there is more of the wordplay and Catholic imagery that we are used to seeing in his prose work. Olivia and Gerard also talk about Gas from a Burner, a satirical poem which Joyce wrote to express his displeasure at the burning by his publishers of copies of Dubliners. ​ Joyce's Collected Poems was published in 1936 and includes one of his best known poems, Ecce Puer, written to mark his grandson's birth and the recent death of his father. ​ Joyce's poems are read throughout the programme by Phelim Drew, and the programme ends with a musical setting of Bahnhofstasse, performed by musicians Lisa Hannigan, Adrian Crowley, Matthew Nolan and Cora Venus Lunny, from their album Pomes Penyeach, available from dublinvinyl.com. Hear the broadcast at: The Poetry Programme Sunday 29 May 2022 - The Poetry Programme (rte.ie) ​ ​ ​ ​ 14) (From Carol Rumens's poem of the week | Books | The Guardian website page ) ​ Carol Rumens' Poem of the Week ​ A faultlessly consistent article in a national newspaper, and always available online, too. See Poem of the week:Poem of the week: Air by Victoria Adukwei Bulley | Poetry | The Guardian ​ ​ ​ ​ 15) (From Verse Ottawa ) ​ MISS ANY OF VERSEFEST 2021? Catch the things you missed in our videos See Videos of Past Events (verseottawa.ca) ​ ​ ​ ​ 16) (From BBC Radio 3 - The Verb Website ) ​ The Verb at Hay In the second of two programmes recorded in front of an audience at this year's Hay Festival, Ian McMillan is joined by Jennifer Egan, Gurnaik Johal and Allie Esiri. Jennifer Egan won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for her novel 'A Visit from the Goon Squad', she has just published a companion novel, 'The Candy House'. Gurnaik Johal's debut short story collection is 'We Move', a group of tales that chart multiple generations of immigrants in West London. Allie Esiri is an award-winning anthologist and curator and host of live poetry events. She has edited the best-selling poetry anthologies Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year, A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Poem for Every Night of the Year. Our 'Something Old, Something New' commission is from Liz Berry, author of Black Country and The Republic of Motherhood. Presenter: Ian McMillan Producer: Jessica Treen ​ ​ Broadcast on 10 Jun 2022. ​ See : The Verb - Books and Pens - BBC Sounds ​ There is an archive of 161 episode available: BBC Radio 3 - The Verb - Available now ​ ​ ​ ​ 17) (From The Guardian website) ​ ​ A Pandemic Poem: Where Did the World Go? ​ ​ ​“There was a world once, but where did it go?” With the richer countries perhaps approaching at least the beginning of the end of the pandemic, it’s time to take stock. This affecting film combines the words of the poet laureate, Simon Armitage, with personal stories ranging from the uplifting to the tragic, to explore the deeply disturbing and utterly strange experience we have all recently undergone. An emotional roadmap of Covid-19 rather than a linear narrative, and all the better for it. Phil Harrison. ​ ​Now available at: BBC Two - A Pandemic Poem: Where Did the World Go? ​ ​ ​ ​ 18) (From New York Times website) ​ Reading poetry with the poem column ​ In this edition of our series on learning with New York Times columns, we’re inviting you to read and emulate The New York Times Magazine’s Poem column. Every week, the magazine publishes a new poem, which is chosen and introduced by a poet-editor, like Victoria Chang, Reginald Dwayne Betts or Naomi Shihab Nye. ​ In this lesson, you’ll read a poem from the column and see how the editors make their choices, as well as how they analyse and make connections to each poem. Then, you’ll choose your own poem to read and write a paragraph explaining what it means to you. ​ https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/28/learning/lesson-plans/reading-poetry-with-the-poem-column.html ​ ​ 19) (From Ó Bhéal website) ​ Enter the 2022/2023 (10th) competition, which will run for 42 weeks. ​ Every Tuesday at midday (UTC) from 12th April 2022 – 31st January 2023, five words will be posted on this competition page. Entrants will have one week to compose and submit one or more poems which include all five words given for that week. ​ A prize of 750 euros will be awarded to the winner, plus 500 euros for second place and 250 euros for third place. These three, if available will be invited to read at Ó Bhéal’s sixteenth anniversary (hybrid) event, on Monday the 10th of April 2023. Should winners be able to attend in person, then an additional travel fee of 100 euro plus B&B accommodation will be provided for this. The overall winner also receives a physical award, hand-crafted by acclaimed glass artist (and poet) Michael Ray. ​ The shortlisted poems and winning entry will also be published in Five Words Vol XVI – the anthology of five word poems to be launched at the same event. A shortlist of twelve poems including the overall winner will be announced by the first week of March 2023. The judge for 2022/23 is Victoria Kennefick. ​ Entry is open to all countries. Poems cannot exceed 50 lines in length (including line breaks), and must include all five words listed for the week. A modicum of poetic license is acceptable. As long as the original spelling is intact, you’re welcome to extend, pluralise or even split any word to appear across two adjacent words, even if its original meaning becomes altered. ​ Poems should be newly written, during this 7-day period. There is no limit to volume of entries, although each payment and submission should be made separately. ​ NB** Entrants should be at least 18 years of age at the date of submission. Entries to be sent no later than 12pm on the relevant Tuesday. Submissions carry a 5 euro entrance fee. ​ For more information see: Welcome to Ó Bhéal - Fáilte go dtí Ó Bhéal (obheal.ie) ​ ​ ​ ​ 20 (From Lancaster Literature Festival website ) Lancaster Literature Festival 2022 ​ Poetry events are still available to view for £5, see: - ​ Poetry Double Bill 2 Helen Mort & Kayo Chingonyi - Crowdcast ​ This Place, This Planet: Helen Mort - Crowdcast ​ Roger Robinson: A Portable Paradise Winner of the 2019 T. S. Eliot Prize - Crowdcast There is also some free events from previous years. See Lancaster Litfest - Crowdcast ​ ​ ​ ​ 21 (From Moving Poems website) ​ Watch the Best Poetry Videos on the Web ​ The latest when I looked: ​ Recusio Redacted is a film by Helen Dewbery , from a poem by Jacqueline Saphra . The poem appears in the collection Dad, Remember You Are Dead , published by Nine Arches Press . ​ Helen will be familiar to followers of Moving Poems from her earlier films previously shared here . Aside from being a marvellous film-maker, she is co-editor with Chaucer Cameron of the online journal Poetry Film Live . ​ Jacqueline Saphra is a playwright as well as a poet. Her writing has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot prize, among other honours. She lives in London and teaches at The Poetry School. Regularly updated there's 2062 videos (and counting) to see at Videopoems | Moving Poems ​ ​ ​ 22) Look around this site and follow some of the links you have not heard of before..... ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Keep Scrolling for news of more events in June ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 'Super. Keep looking down that long road.' ​ 'Better Now Or Better Now Or Better Never?' by Julian Stannard. ​ The Poetry Review Vol 111:2 Summer 2021 ​ ​ New On YouTube ​ See Insta Book Club: Emily Berry & Jessica Traynor Cultivating Voices , January 2022 Open Mic , 'In Memory of Water 'Stanza Stones Poems' ,Crafty Crows ~ Online Poetry, 'THE TRAWLER 2021 & Special Awards Night'; and PBS Autumn Showcase: Raymond Antrobus and Hannah Lowe, all added to: Bob's YouTube Playlist - Poetry Readings and Films ​ ​ ​ There are poems by Victoria Kennefick, Joelle Taylor, Shaun Hill, Kae Tempest, Derek J Brown, Elle Heedles, and Raymond Antrobus, - Bob's YouTube Playlist - Poets Reading Poetry (short clips). ​ ​ ​ New On Soundcloud ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ I am and the Bob in this mixtape. My contribution begins at 27 minutes. ​ (See No.2 in the series above) ​ ​ ​Top Twelve Poetry Headlines from the Web (Click to go to the online article) ​ ​ 1. National Poetry Competition has its youngest ever winner | Poetry | The Guardian ​ 2. Lemn Sissay: Younger self 'would never have believed' OBE honour - BBC News 3. Keri Hulme, New Zealand’s first Booker prize-winning writer, dies aged 74 | Culture | The Guardian 4. Tupac Shakur Childhood Poetry Auction https://bookriot.com ​ ​ ​​5. “Every hut in our beloved country is on the edge.” Contemporary Ukrainian Poetry by Boris Khersonsky ‹ Literary Hub ​ ​ 6 Poetry in motion: Liz Lochhead on her 50-year career, pulling all-nighters at 74 and why she refuses to slow down (sundaypost.com) ​ ​ 7. Top Poetry Books For Kids | www.romper.com ​ 8. Robert Burns museum plan lodged for old Dumfries bakehouse - BBC New s ​ ​ 9. Something Shadowless, Like You: Nedim Türfent Writes Back to Ai Weiwei from Prison – PEN Transmissions ​ ​10. The Bookseller - Blogs - Rethinking poetry prizes ​ 11. Bradford Poet Nominated For National Diversity Awards ​ ​ 12. Chosen works of 'forgotten' 19th Century poet made into films - BBC News ​ Also see ​ ​- Poets Obituaries in 2021 ​ - Poets Obituaries in 2022 ​ ​ ​ News of Future Events Click underlined words to go to the home webpages. ​ Items in red are stories with deadlines, such as open poetry writing competitions which close on this date. Note: Events appear in reverse date order right down until today, so that you can plan well in advance for future events, and can see the closing dates of competitions that you may want to enter. ​ ​ 2022 All year in 2022 Please check the following which have regular updates of events worth visiting: ​ Cheltenham Poetry Festival ​ Eventbrite - Online #poetry Events Evesham Festival of Words ​ International Poetry Calendar – Griffin Poetry Prize ​ Irish Poetry Festival Calender - Ó Bhéal ​ Ledbury Poetry Festival ​ London Review Bookshop ​ Milkweed Editions - Events (U.S., Central Time) ​ National Poetry Library - comprehensive list of currently open competitions ​ Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts - Events Newcastle University Nottingham: Writer's Block: What's on Nottingham's writing world (mynottz.com) The Poetry Business Workshops ​ Poetry Events in UK & Ireland | Facebook ​ The Poetry Project > Hub (U.S.) ​ Writing Competitions The following Groups offer regular online Open-Mics: ​ Cheltenham Poetry Festival - Cheltenham Poetry Festival Fire and Dust - Ann Atkins Events | Eventbrite Flight of the Dragonfly ​ Journal of Expressive Writing / Open Mic (U.S.) ​ Ó Bhéal (Republic of Ireland) ​ Poetry Lit | Eventbrite ​ Rattle.com/Rattlecast ​ Speak the Word: online open mic night Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite ​ Speak Your Truth ~ Spoke open mic Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite ​ TWOMPH - Stockton-on-Tees Libraries Events | Eventbrite ​ Still Keep Scrolling for news of more events in June !! 4 to 6 November 2022 ​ (From poetryinaldeburgh website Poetry In Aldeburgh Festival 'Our planning for a Festival in November 2022 is underway and we are looking forward to returning in Real Life to Aldeburgh, our town by the sea with some workshops and reading events. We will also continue to have a live online offering for events and many workshops on days around the core weekend as we recognise that, for many, travel may still not be easy or affordable. We are keen to retain the sense of community built up over the last two years and many of our online readings will be on a donate what you can basis. The Festival Team' ​ See Home | poetryinaldeburgh ​ 3 September to 2 October 2022 (From Wigtown Book Festival website ) ​ Wigtown Book Festival ​ For the programme and on-going events prior to the festival see What's On - Wigtown Book Festival ​ ​ ​ 23 to 26 September 2022 ​ (From Burford Literary Festival website) ​ BURFORD LIT FEST 2022 ​ We are at the planning stage for Lit Fest 2022, we have a long list of authors and events to delight you. ​ To subscribe for email updates visit Literary Festival | Burford Literary Festival | England (burfordlitfest.co.uk) ​ ​ ​ 16 to 25 September 2022 ​ (From Hastings Literary Festival website) ​ The Hastings Literary Festival For everyone who loves the written word. The Hastings Literary Festival is a community festival, celebrating writing and the written word. We are committed to ensuring our events are safe, engaging and accessible, with a specific focus on supporting local writing talent. ​ See Literature Festival | Hastings Literary Festival | Hastings (hastingslitfest.org) ​ ​ ​ ​ 15 September 2022 ​ (From Writing Competitions ) ​ Max Porter to Judge the Moth Nature Writing Prize 2022 ​ The Moth Nature Writing Prize aims to encourage and celebrate the art of nature writing. It is awarded annually to an unpublished piece of prose or poetry which best combines exceptional literary merit with an exploration of the writer’s relationship with the natural world. The prize is open to anyone over the age of sixteen, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. Each year a single judge is asked to choose one winner from entries worldwide, to feature in the winter issue of The Moth. The winner receives €1,000 and a week at Circle of Misse in France. The inaugural judge in 2020 was Richard Mabey. ​ The Moth Nature Writing Prize is open to anyone over 16, as long as the work is original and previously unpublished. There is a 4,000 maximum word limit. The entry fee is €15 per entry and you can enter as many pieces as you like. You can enter online or send your entry along with a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘The Moth Magazine Ltd.’ with an entry form or a cover letter with your name and contact details and the title of your piece attached to: The Moth, Ardan Grange, Milltown, Belturbet, Co. Cavan, Ireland H14 K768. Please read the rules before you enter. The Prize closes 15 September 2022. The winning entry will appear in the winter issue of The Moth. For more information see The Moth Magazine ​ ​ ​ ​ 31 August 2022 ​ (From The Poetry Review advert) ​ Aesthetica invites writers to enter the Creative Writing Award. ​ £5,000 prize money (£2,500 for the Poetry Winner, £2,500 for the Short Fiction Winner) Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual Full membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner) A free 10-week Online Course from the Poetry School (Poetry Winner) Consultation with Redhammer Management (Fiction Winner) Selection of books from Vintage One year print subscription to Granta ​ Closes 31 August 2022 ​ To Enter visit Aesthetica Magazine - Enter ​ ​ ​ ​ 26 to 28 August 2022 (From Between the Trees Festiva l website) ​ Nature, Science, Music, Art & Spoken Word. ​ Reconnect with nature in a Welsh woodland by the sea. ​ Between The Trees is the vision of two educators, Andrew Thomas and Dawn Wood. We had begun to notice that people were becoming increasingly disconnected from nature and more connected to their screens, including us! We wanted to do something to address this so, in 2014, Between The Trees was born. With its unique theme of nature & science, the festival aims to reconnect people to the natural world. It features a blend of original indie folk music, art and spoken word within a community that embraces all and encourages thinking and creativity. We couldn’t have found a more suitable site – Merthyr Mawr National Nature Reserve is one of Wales’ Sites of Special Scientific Interest and is a haven for wildlife, with its magical woodland areas, magnificent sand dunes and the sea beyond. ​ In person event, for which tickets need to be purchased. ​ See: Between the Trees Festival, Merthyr Mawr Nature Reserve, South Wales - Between The Trees ​ ​ ​ 22 August 2022 ​ (From Ó Bhéal website) ​ The 10th Ó Bhéal Poetry-Film Competition ​ Submissions will be open from 1st May – 31st August 2022. Entries made outside of these dates cannot be considered. You may submit as many films as you like – each must interpret or convey a poem (present in its entirety, audibly and/or visually) and have been completed after the 1st of May 2020. ​ Entries may not exceed 10 minutes in duration. Non-English or non-Irish language films will require English subtitles. The shortlist will be announced during October 2022 and one overall winner will receive the Ó Bhéal award for best poetry-film. Shortlisted films will be screened (and the winner announced) at the 10th Winter Warmer poetry festival (25th-27th Nov 2022). ​ Entry is free to anyone. To enter visit Welcome to Ó Bhéal - Fáilte go dtí Ó Bhéal (obheal.ie) ​ ​ ​ 2 August 2022 ​ (From Second Light Website) Second Light Poetry Competition for Long and Short Poems by Women 2022 – DEADLINE Tuesday 2nd August ​ We are delighted that Moniza Alvi has agreed to judge the Second Light Poetry Competition 2022. As always, the theme is open, and first prizes are awarded in two categories: Short (50 lines or under) and Long (over 50 lines). 2nd & 3rd prizes may be from either category. Winners and Commended poets will notified by 30th September and the poems published in ARTEMISpoetry Issue 29 (November 2022), either in full or extract. This is one of very few competitions where poems previously published in a magazine only (in print or online) are eligible. MONIZA ALVI was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. Her collections of poetry include The Country at My Shoulder (1993), Europa (2008) and At the Time of Partition (2013), all three shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her most recent collection is the booklength sequence Fairoz (Bloodaxe, 2022). £300 First Prize for each of Long (no upper limit) and Short (max 50 lines) poems £150 Second Prize (1 poem from either category) £75 Third Prize (1 poem from either category) Winning & Commended Poems published (in full or extract) in ARTEMISpoetry We aim to offer Winners a reading (may be online). Deadline Tuesday 2nd August Entry: £7 each per long poem. Short poems: £5 each or £10 for 3, £15 for 8. ​ For more information see: Second Light Live - news & events ​ ​ ​ ​ 1 to 7 August 2022 ​ These are the dates for this year's Leeds Poetry Festival ​ ​ ​ ​ 31 July 2022 ​ (From Ambit email newsletter) ​ ANNUAL AMBIT COMPETITION MAGICK! Please send us work that explores the theme of Magick. Our judges are: Poems: Rebecca Tamás Stories: Jenni Fagan Art: Danielle de Picciotto We offer £500 to each winner, and are arranging a Magick raffle of prizes which will be announced on publication. Winners will be published in our Magick issue on Halloween. We need exclusive work, that is not being sent elsewhere. We ask that it has never been seen on social media, or past published anywhere. SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN 1 June > 31 July ​ ​ For more information and to enter, see: Annual Ambit Competition Magick! - Ambit Magazine ​ ​ 31 July 2022 (From Hastings Literary Festival website) ​ The Hastings Literary Festival - Poetry Competition Open ​ Our poetry judge this year is John McCullough. John won the Hawthornden prize for literature in 2020 for his third collection Reckless Paper Birds, which was also shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. He published his most recent collection Panic Response in March 2022 to great critical acclaim. His poems and have appeared in Poetry Review, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Poetry London and Best British Poetry. His first collection The Frost Fairs (Salt, 2011) won the Polari First Book Prize and was a Book of the Year for The Independent and The Poetry School. ​ Jon McCullough writes: "As for what I'm looking for, I would say 'I'm hoping to find poems that are modern and surprising. I like carefully crafted work with emotional intensity, pieces that appeal both to the heart and head, that give the reader goosebumps through original imagery and phrasing. There are many different ways to succeed rather than one correct path. I enjoy poems that take risks. Subject matter for me is less important than vitality and a fresh angle of approach.'" ​ Hastings Book Festival 2022 Competitions Welcome to the annual Hastings Book Festival Competitions! We are running two main competitions this year: ​ SHORT STORY: on any theme with a maximum word count of 2500. POETRY: single poems on any theme, with a limit of 40 lines. ​ The Prize ​ The winning entries in each category will receive a cash prize of £250. The runner up in each category will receive a cash prize of £50. Prizes will be presented in person at the festival closing celebration in Hastings on Sunday 25th September ​ The competition closes on 31 July 2022. ​ To enter see: Competitions | Hastings LitFest ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 21 July 2022 ​ (From Eventbrite email) ​ Fire&Dust Poets Zoom Around the World. Special guest and Open Mic About this event ​ OPEN MIC. Online, Free. ​ Thursday 21 July 2022. "Doors open" 7:15PM - come in and get settled. Gig starts at 7:30PM (UK time). ZOOM ​ Please select ONE ticket type, Open mic reader+zoom link or audience+zoom link. Please reply to your Eventbrite confirmation to email the organiser ahead of the event if you have any special requirements eg. to go on early or late due to time zones. Open mic slots are available for poets throughout the night (usually 3 minutes max). Please cancel / let me know if unable to attend. ​ Fire & Dust is a poetry open mic event. It's at Café Morso in Coventry (UK) on the regular slot of the first Thursday of the month, but we want to keep the lovely poets and audience we've met since going virtual in April 2020 (of course new faces and voices are welcome.) We think it's important to keep poetry accessible to those who for whatever reason are unable to join our in-person event... or want a double shot of Fire & Dust. See: Ann Atkins Events | Eventbrite ​ ​ ​ ​ 22 July 2022 (From Cheltenham Poetry Festiva l website) Writing New Poems & Getting them Known - a Five Week Short Course on Zoom, led by Jonathan Davidson Online Mon 1st August 2022 Not a free event. ​ We welcome back the wonderful Jonathan Davidson for a series of Monday evening workshops in August. Meeting for two hours on Zoom across five weekly sessions, this course will use interesting and uncommon poems to get us writing new work. There will be writing exercises and games and opportunities to enjoy each other’s new work. There will also be plenty of ideas for getting poetry shared – places to publish and ways to get work heard – and a chance to learn about the poetry sector in the UK. Each session will be followed up with a weekly e-mail with useful information and the course will finish with a chance to perform a few poems to other participants (not compulsory!) and the usual ‘end of course raffle’ in which absolutely everyone will win a prize. Jonathan Davidson is a poet, writer and literature activist. He lives in the English Midlands but works internationally. His poetry has been widely published and he has also written memoir and criticism. His radio dramas and adaptations have been broadcast by BBC Radios 3 and 4. Much of his work is focussed on how writing – especially poetry – is experienced by readers and listeners. His most recent collection is A Commonplace (Smith|Doorstop, 2020) which has been widely reviewed, including in Under the Radar, The TLS and Racine. His previous book, On Poetry (Smith|Doorstop, 2018), a combination of memoir and manual, was included in The Guardian's Top 10 Books About Creative Writing 2020. His articles about poetry and the poetry sector at www.jonathandavidson.net have raised eyebrows. Workshop dates: Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th August Bursaries If you have limited financial means and cannot afford the workshops, there are a couple of bursaries available, please email cpfboxoffice@yahoo.com to apply. The box office will close for this event at 10pm BST 22nd July ​ For more information see: Cheltenham Poetry Festival - Cheltenham Poetry Festival ​ ​ ​ 15-17 July 2022 ​ ( From SkyLines website) ​ SKYLINES: A FESTIVAL OF POETRY AND SPOKEN WORD, COVENTRY, UK ​ A new festival for Coventry: 15-17 July 2022 ​ Join us for three glorious days in July as the city of Coventry plays host to a celebration of poetry and spoken word. With household names, established writers, new poets, workshops and poetry walks, words and performance will fill the streets of the current UK City of Culture. ​ The programme is now live. ​ Many of our events are being livestreamed (and captioned): you may prefer to buy our Livestream Pass for the weekend. Five events are also BSL interpreted . ​ We can’t wait to see you. For more information see: SkyLines festival of poetry and spoken word, Coventry (skylinescoventry.co.uk) ​ ​ ​ 15 July 2022 ​ (From Rattle.com website) ​ The annual Rattle Poetry Prize The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $15,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $500 each and publication, and be eligible for the $5,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. ​ Additional poems from the entries are frequently offered publication as well. In 2020 we published 24 poems that had been submitted to the contest from over 3,000 entries. ​ With the winners judged in an anonymous review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and a large Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—we’ve designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most inspiring contests around. ​ Past winners have included a retired teacher, a lawyer, and several students. It’s fair, it’s friendly, and you win a print subscription to Rattle even if you don’t win. DEADLINE: July 15th ​ For more information and to enter see: About the Rattle Poetry Prize | Rattle: Poetry ​ ​ ​ ​ 13 July 2022 ​ (From Cheltenham Poetry Festiva l website ​ Brandon Wint, Stuart McPherson and Open Mic Online Wed 13th July 2022 Free ​ Brandon Wint is an Ontario-born poet and spoken word artist who uses poetry to attend to the joys, devastations and inequities associated with this era of human and ecological history. For more than a decade, Brandon has been a sought-after, touring performer, and has presented his work in the United States, Australia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Jamaica. His work has been published in national anthologies, including The Great Black North: Contemporary African-Canadian Poetry (Frontenac House, 2013) and Black Writers Matter (University of Regina Press, 2019). Divine Animal is his debut collection. Stuart McPherson Stuart McPherson is a poet from Leicester in the United Kingdom. His work has appeared in numerous online journals and anthologies, including​ Beir Bua Journal and After the Pause. His debut micro-pamphlet Pale Mnemonic was published in April 2021 by Legitimate Snack. His debut full length pamphlet Water Bearer was published in December 2021 by Broken Sleep Books. His debut poetry collection Obligate Carnivore is due to be published in August 2022, also by Broken Sleep Books. There will be a limited number of open mic slots at this event. Each slot is for one poem of no more than 2 minutes. Please book an open mic ticket. If these are sold out, please email cptboxoffice@yahoo.com to put your name on the reserve list. ​ For more information see Cheltenham Poetry Festival - Cheltenham Poetry Festival ​ ​ ​ ​ 12 July 2022 (From Eventbrite ) ​ Verve Poetry presents our first quarterly night at the Glee Club, incl. Saili Katebe, Jemima Hughes, Ryan Sinclair & host Sam J Grudgings ​ We'd love to welcome you to a new quarterly night for stunning national and local poetry with open mic - all hosted by regular Verve Poetry host Sam J Grudgings. Our events will always be on the second Tuesday of the month with subsequent night's scheduled for October, January and April. ​ Our night will have four features - two local and two national and of varying levels of experience. Our July headline is the incredible Joelle Taylor who hosts the stunning OutSpoken London monthly night and won the TSEliot Prize with her recent collection Cunto and Othered Poems. ​ Also featuring will be awesome Bristol based poet Saili Katebe, and two awe inspiring local poets, Jemima Hughes and Ryan Sinclair. ​ Each half of the night will have room for 6/7 open micers followed by two of our featured poets. (So 12/14 open mic slots in all!). ​ These are going to be storming nights of lively and lovely poetry! Join us! ​ NB This is event is for 16+ In-Person and Online Tickets Available ​ Tue, 12 July 2022 19:00 – 21:30 BST Cost: £5-98 ​ See:VERVE Poetry Night Feat. Joelle Taylor & Open Mic Tickets, Tue 12 Jul 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite ​ ​ ​ ​ 6 to 9 July 2022 ​ These are the dates for the 2022 Penzance LitFest. See Penzance Literary Festival ​ ​ ​ 1 July 2022 (From POETRY LIT! | millavanderhave ) ​ Poetry Lit! is a monthly online reading series for poets from all over the world. About this event Poetry from all over the world has never been closer to your lazy chair! Poetry Lit! is a monthly online reading series for international poets... and their fans. Each month Poetry Lit! hosts a Zoom event where folks share in poetry. Featured poets Each month we invited 2 guest poets to read from their work. Here's the planned schedule of featured readers for the coming months: ​ July 1st Claire Askew & Erin Vance ​ After the featured poets there's an open mic, where you can hear some exciting new voices! If you want to attend and listen to some great poetry.... welcome! Please register, so we know how many people are coming. We will send you a link to join nearer to the event. Join the open mic? If you want to participate in the open mic, please register for an open mic ticket. You can find tickets when you select a date. Game rules open mic open mic spots are 5 minutes max. please do not book open mic spots for 2 or more consecutive events please book max. 3 open mic spots in a year if you somehow can't make it, please let us know and cancel your ticket, so another poet can fill the spot ​ Fri, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM GMT Online, Free. ​ To register visit Poetry Lit! - Online Reading Series Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite 1 to 10 July 2022 ​ These are the dates for the Ledbury Poetry Festival See Ledbury Poetry Festival (poetry-festival.co.uk) ​ ​ ​ 30 June 2022 ​ (From Poetry London magazine and website) ​ Entries to the Poetry London Prize 2022 are now open First prize £5,000 Second prize £2000 Third prize £1000 Plus publication in Poetry London magazine ​ Judge Romalyn Ante. Closes 30 June 2022. For full details see: Poetry London Competition - Poetry London Prize 2022 ​ ​ ​ ​ 30 June 2022 ​ (From Spoke Events | Eventbrite ) Speak your truth with Spoke Online Open Mic ​ You asked us for an online platform to share your work, so here we are. ​ Spoke's new online monthly open mic with Sharena Lee Satti and Andrew Doughty . ​ With most events now held in person, we don't want our online community missing out performing together. So here we are with our new online event, and all are welcome to join and share your work Its a safe inclusive space where you will feel welcomed and your work appreciated. ​ So do join us from wherever you are in the world with your poetry and short stories. ​ Online. Free. 19.00 hours to 21.00 hours, BST. ​ See: Speak Your Truth ~ Spoke open mic Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite ​ ​ ​ ​ 26 June 2022 ​ (From Kendal Poetry Festival ) MAIN READING WITH DON PATERSON AND NAUSH SABAH ​ Sunday 26th June 5.30-7.30pm Theatre, Brewery Arts Centre HYBRID Tickets: £5 online Tickets: £5 in person ​ Don Paterson’s latest collection Zonal (Faber, 2020) takes as its starting point the classic television series The Twilight Zone to create a collection that is a genre-bending experiment in science-fiction, autobiography and all the spaces in-between. Naush Sabah’s debut pamphlet Litanies (Guillemot Press, 2021) uses Sufi prayers and sacred texts as a starting point to explore doubt, dissent and dislocation. ​ For more information see: Main Reading Don Paterson Naush Sabah | Kendal Poetry Festival 2022 ​ I have only highlighted one event, please go to the Festival website to see all the available events. ​ ​ ​ ​ 26 June 2022 (From West Wilts Radio ) ​ The Poetry Place ​ Sundays, 3pm with presenters Dawn Gorman & Peter O’Grady The Poetry Place is a monthly poetry magazine programme bringing you news, views, readings and interviews from today’s poetry community, both locally and further afield. Presented by Dawn Gorman and Peter O’Grady, it brings inspiration and food for thought for everyone, from those who enjoy listening to the occasional poem, to people writing and publishing their own work. ​ There's a new episode on the last Sunday of every month, with repeats from the archive on the other Sundays of the month. ​ See: The Poetry Place – West Wilts Radio ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ 25 June 2022 ​ (From Eventbrite ) ON THE 4TH SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, SPEAK THE WORD RUNS AN OPEN MIC NIGHT An online poetry and spoken word open mic night for people of all levels of experience About this event 5-minute slots available. Come to read and come to listen. Come and enjoy some wordplay with a friendly, inclusive and encouraging group. Whoever you are and whatever your relationship with poetry, we'd love you to join us. Feel free to join as audience, without reading. Following on from an incredible series of poetry and spoken word workshops with Roundhouse Slam Poet Rakaya Fetuga , through The Caraf Centre , several of us enjoyed the community so much that we've decided to continue the sessions. Event time: 6–8pm (GMT/UTC) ​ Duration: 2 hours ​ Accessibility: Captioning available, let us know if you have any other accessibility needs. Queer & trans-affirming. This is the schedule for our Speak the Word events: 1st Saturday of month: workshop 2nd Saturday of month: peer review 3rd Saturday of month: workshop 4th Saturday of month: open mic 5th Saturday of month (when there is one): no event Additional events can be found on our eventbrite page . ​ For this event see: Speak the Word: online open mic night Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite ​ ​ ​ ​ 24 June 2022 (From Live Canon Events | Eventbrite ) ​ Our 34th lunchtime reading ​ Fri, 24 June 2022 13:00 – 14:00 BST Online : Free Poets and event to be announced. Not confirmed but the events are usually two weeks apart ​ See Live Canon Events | Eventbrite ​ ​ ​ ​ 24 June to 3 July 2022 ​ (From Bradford Literature Festival: 24th June – 3rd July 2022 email newsletter) ​ Powerful Poetry at Bradford Literature Festival We are delighted to present a wide range of poetry events to suit every taste at this year's Bradford Literature Festival, including performances, conversations and workshops. Some of the biggest names on the UK poetry scene join us to celebrate verse in all its forms, whether that's political, cultural, mystical or personal, including 2021 TS Eliot Prize winner Joelle Taylor. In addition to poetic interludes poet Anthony Anaxagorou explains how to have your own poetry published, while Ben Okri tackles the issue of Climate Change and Sabrina Mahfouz challenges your perception of the Middle East. ​ For poetry events see: Events – Bradford Literature Festival ​ For the full programme see: Bradford Literature Festival 2022 Programme by bradfordlitfest - Issuu ​ ​ ​ ​ 23 to 26 June 2022 ​ These are the dates for this year's Kendal Poetry Festival ( See KendalPoetryFestival (@KendalPoetry) / Twitter) ​ ​ ​ ​ 22 to 26 June 2022 ​ These are the dates for the Guernsey Literary Festival. See Guernsey Literary Festival - It's a book thing. ​ ​ ​ ​ 21 June 2022 ​ (From Creative Manchester - The University of Mancheste r website) ​ Creative Manchester Poetry Competition 2022 ​ Creative Manchester, in partnership with the Centre for New Writing and the Great Science Share for Schools, is running a Micropoetry competition themed around ‘Climate Change’. The judging panel includes esteemed poet and Chancellor of the University, Lemn Sissay ​ Dates The competition runs from 21 March 2022 and closes on 21 June 2022 at midnight BST. ​ Brief Can you express yourself in 280 characters? Participants are invited to write a micropoem themed around climate change to publish on Twitter using the hashtag #micropoem22. Maybe you can include the oceans, seasons, animals, sustainable energy, or environmental protection? The possibilities are endless. ​ Eligibility This competition is open to all. You do not need to be associated to The University of Manchester to enter the competition. See Poetry Competition 2022 - Creative Manchester - The University of Manchester ​ ​ ​ ​ 20 June 2022 (early hours) (From Rattle.com website) Rattlecast: A Livestreaming Poetry Reading and Podcast - Cati Porter and Open Mic We’re bringing a new poet into your pocket every week with the Rattlecast. Part interview and part reading, with a prompt-based open mic, it’s a casual way to hangout with Rattle editor Timothy Green and all of our friends in poetry around the world. Upcoming Rattlecasts ​ Time of broadcast: Monday 8pm ET, Tuesday1am in the UK. Coming up: ​ Tuesday, June 20th, 1 am in the UK: Mark Gibbons ​ It is available online at YouTube and Facebook , and is free. ​ For full details see https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/ ​ ​ ​ ​ 18 June 2022 ​ (From Cheltenham Poetry Festiva l website) Martina McGowan and Ben Ray plus Open Mic Online. Wed 18 June 2022. Free. 7pm BST We are delighted to bring you two wonderful poets. Martina McGowan is a physician, poet, writer, artist, advocate, activist in the wars against social, racial, and sexual injustices. Her debut poetry collection, i am the rage, was the 2021 International Book Award winner in the Social Change category, and Goodreads Choice Award Nominee. i am the rage is not just a poetry book. It is a call-to-action. This evocative collection of thirty poems puts readers in the position of feeling, reflecting, and empathizing with what it means to be Black in America today. Her work has been published internationally in literary magazines and anthologies. She is also a poetry editor and book reviewer. Ben Ray is a poet, reviewer and workshopper. He was the winner of the 2019 New Poets Prize. His most recent collection is The Kindness of the Eel (The Poetry Business, 2020), and his writing has appeared in a wide range of publications such as The Poetry Review, Poetry Wales and The Oxford Review of Books. Ben is Cheltenham Poetry Festival's poet in residence. To register go to: Cheltenham Poetry Festival - Cheltenham Poetry Festival ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Disclaimer: ​ All events / competitions / services linked above have been reported from the sources stated. I have absolutely no connection with any of the events / competitions / services reported and only pass them on because they sounded interesting to me. I do not gain financially or in any other way from any of the sites I have offered links to. If events / competitions / services are cancelled or fail to deliver in some way, this will need to be taken up with that site. I cannot guarantee the safety of the sites I link to, though I do test every site out prior to listing it here; if you do follow the link you do so entirely at your own risk. So what I am saying is please don't sue me, or shoot me as the messenger, though I absolutely would love to hear any positive or negative feedback about any of the sites I link to. ​ If you are the owner of a site that I have linked to and object to me including a link here please do let me know and I will remove it as soon as possible. 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  • Poets Online Pages | Bob and Poetry .com

    Poets Ok...there is lots of poets, many with an online presence. My intention is to add them slowly over time as they crop up on the news page. Please contact me, though if there is someone you are just itching to see in this list sooner... Scroll down to see a list of Poet Lists! A-Z of poet webpages Moniza Alvi ​ Abeer Ameer (@hijjabi) / Twitter Rowyda Amin ​ Anthony Anaxagorou Romalyn Ante ​ Raymond Antrobus Simon Armitage ​ Mona Arshi ​ Polly Atkin - Shadow Dispatches ​ Cameron Awkward-Rich ​ Chrissy Banks ​ Barbara Barnes ​ Khairani Barokka ​ Simon Barraclough ​ Nnimmo Bassey ​ Jeffery Beam ​ Darren J Beaney ​ Louise Bennett Coverley ​ Emily Berry ​ i hope crispin best is still alive ​ The William Blake Archive ​ John Bolland - A View From the Long Grass Malika Booker ​ Janine Booth ​ Pat Boran ​ Rachel Bower ​ Jo Brandon ​ Sue Burge ​ Hugh Bryden ​ Chaucer Cameron Susie Campbell ​ Charles Causley ​ Eleni Cay Ellen Chang-Richardson ​ Regi Claire ​ Gillian Clarke ​ Thomas A Clark ​ Ken Cockburn ​ Claire Collison ​ Herman de Coninck (Flemish) ​ Suzanne Conway ​ Josephine Corcoran – never knowingly without a pen ​ Brittney Corrigan Sally Crabtree Virginia Crawford ​ Tom Crompton ​ Barbara Cumbers ​ Jonathan Davidson ​ Todd Davis ​ Hélène Demetriades ​ Melissa Diem ​ Chase Dimock Isobel Dixon ​ Sarah Dixon: The Quiet Compere ​ Damien B. Donnelly ​ Cath Drake ​ Nikki Dudley ​ Matt Duggan ​ Aidan Andrew Dun ​ Helen Dunmore ​ Antony Dunn ​ Mari Ellis Dunning ​ Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe Adref - Menna Elfyn ​ Helen Evans ​ Suzannah Evans ​ Bernardine Evaristo ​ Fiona Farrell ​ Joseph Fasano ​ Martin Figura ​ Jonny Fluffypunk ​ The Great Fogginzo's Cobweb – John Foggin ​ SJ Fowler ​ Lucy Furlong ​ Dai George ​ Harry Josephine Giles ​ Dana Gioia ​ Dawn Gorman ​ Thomas Gray Archive ​ Mish Green ​ Paula Green: See Poetry Box and NZ Poetry Shelf ​ Bill Greenwell Philip Gross ​ Joanna Guthrie ​ Mandy Haggith ​ Janice N. Harrington Paula Harris ​ David Harsent Milla van der Have Diana Hendry Maeve Henry ​ Paul Henry ​ Hannah Hodgson ​ Danielle Hope ​ Zoë Sîobhan Howarth-Lowe ​ Sue Hubbard ​ Kit Ingram Shagufta K Iqbal ​ Major Jackson ​ Rosie Jackson ​ Sarah James ​ Emilie Lauren Jones - Coventry Poet Laureate ​ Rupi Kaur ​ Patrick Kavanagh Centre ​ Keats-Shelley Memorial Association Shamshad Khan John Kinsella - Mutually Said: Poets Vegan Anarchist Pacifist ​ Karl Knights (@Inadarkwood) / Twitter ​ Michael Laskey Shanhu Lee ​ Jenny Lewis ​ Simon Lewis ​ Tim Liardet Stephen Lightbown ​ Adam Lowe ​ Hannah Lowe ​ Hugh Macdiarmid ​ Somhairle MacGill-Eain ​ Lila Matsumoto Glyn Maxwell ​ Karen J McDonnell ​ Michael Mckimm ​ Otis Mensah ​ Christopher Meredith ​ U-Meleni Mhlaba-Adebo ​ Edwin Morgan Trust ​ Helen Mort ​ JLM Morton ​ Chris Murray ​ Steve Nash Writes ​ Camilla Nelson Lorine Niedecker ​ Jessamine O Connor ​ Ruth Padel ​ Caleb Parkin: Could Be The Moon ​ Stuart Paterson Pascale Petite ​ m. norbeSe philip ​ Vic Pickup ​ Clare Pollard ​ Wendy Pratt Writing ​ Joy Priest - Home ​ The Bibliography of J.H. Prynne ​ Chelsea Rathburn ​ Juanita Rea ​ Helen Reid ​ Marcella Remund Sam Riviere ​ Fay Roberts ​ Sarah Roby ​ Stevie Ronnie ​ Michael Rosen ​ Carol Rumens ​ Sarah Salway ​ Fiona Sampson Michael Schmidt ​ Seni Seneviratne ​ Elisabeth Sennitt Clough ​ The Shakespeare Study Guide Penny Sharman ​ Robert Sheppard ​ Lemn Sissay ​ Lizzie Smith ​ Yomi Sode ​ Saradha Soobrayen ​ David Spittle ​ Joyce Sutphen ​ Kenneth Steven ​ Anne Stevenson ​ Degna Stone ​ Anne Tannam ​ Joelle Taylor ​ Dylan Thomas ​ The Official Dylan Thomas website ​ Harry Ransom Centre: Dylan Thomas Digital Collection ​ The Dylan Thomas Centre ​ BBC: Dylan Thomas ​ Edward Thomas Fellowship ​ Luke Thompson ​ Steven Toussaint ​ Claire Trevien ​ Derek Walcott ​ June Wentland ​ Jo Weston ​ Jay Whittaker ​ Hamish Whyte ​ Joe Williams ​ Alice Willitts ​ Emily Wills ​ Anthony Wilson ​ Shelley Wong ​ Wordsworth Grasmere ​ W.B.Yeats Society Sligo | The Official Yeats Website Don Yorty ​ Lists of Poets ​ 15 Arab Poets of the 21st Century - Arab America ​ Arabic poetry: 10 writers, classic and modern, you need to read | Middle East Eye Best Poems (best-poems.net) 6595 poets listed by nationality Electronic Poetry Center a highly alternative list ​ Famous Poets and Poems 631 of them ​ From The Fishouse 31 pages of emerging poets Lannan Foundation 1500 people, though admittedly not all poets Lyricline 1504 poets Directory - Moving Poems Over 2000 videopoems here listed by poet Hello Poetry 283 (I counted) Classic poets OpenWorldPoetry.com 66 really good ones Poem Analysis 954 poets ​ Poem Hunter Poets Top 500 poets, 520 Classic poets and site member poets, too ​ Poet Seers Over 150 'Great Poets' Poetry Archive 527 poets Poetry Foundation 4,897 poets ​ Poetry International - p! Over 1,000 poets on 53 pages Poetry Out Loud 60 pages of poets ​ Poetry Soup - Top 100 Famous Poets - All Time Well, 100. ​ Poetry Super Highway 1389 individual poets websites Poets | Academy of American Poets 3000+ poets I read somewhere ​ RPO (Representative Poets Online) - Poets 723 poets to search for. ​ Tears in the Fence 65 bloggers, poets and writers ​ Wikipedia - List of poets 'This is an alphabetical list of internationally notable poets' ​ Wikipedia - List of years in poetry Fascinating year by year history which shows poets in historical context Also see ​ List of poetry groups and movements - Penny's poetry pages Wiki | Fandom (A bit advert heavy and I don't believe it is still being maintained, but the list is valid.) A to Z Albanian-language poets - Wikipedia (From the) Apocalypse to the Movement (warwick.ac.uk) 15 Arab Poets of the 21st Century - Arab America Black Mountain poets - Wikipedia Concrete Poetry ​ Concrete Poetry Movement Overview | TheArtStory ​ Concrete Poetry | Getty Research Institute | The Getty Research Institute ​ Concrete poetry - Wikipedia Female poets ​ Female poets - Wikipedia ​ Po ethead - Index of Women Poets 2008-2021 (Now a closed archive) Feminist poets - Wikipedia ​ Georgian Poets - Wikipedia ​ Imagist Poets - Wikipedia Lake Poets - Wikipedia ​ Liverpool poets - Wikipedia ​ Metaphysical poets - Wikipedia ​ New York School (art) - Wikipedia ​ Oulipo Poets - Wikipedia ​ Scottish Poets - Scottish Poetry Library 36 pages of Scottish poets Thirty-Six Immortals of Poetry - Wikipedia ​ U.S. states' poets laureate - Wikipedia Visual Poetry - UbuWeb ​ Waka Poets Waka Poets - Wikipedia ​ Waka Poets on www.wakapoetry.net ​ ​ ​ Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection with any of the sites reported above and only pass them on because they sounded interesting to me. I do not gain financially or in any other way from any of the sites I have offered links to. If the sites fail to deliver in some way, this will need to be taken up with that site. I cannot guarantee the safety of the sites I link to, though I do test every site out prior to listing it here; if you do follow the link you do so entirely at your own risk. So what I am saying is please don't sue me, or shoot me as the messenger, though I absolutely would love to hear any positive or negative feedback about any of the sites I link to. ​ If you are the owner of a site that I have linked to and object to me including a link here please do let me know and I will remove it as soon as possible. Equally if you want to be linked then just ask and I will be very happy to do so.

  • Poetry Publishers | Bob and Poetry .com

    Poetry Publishers There are so many excellent presses and publishers at present. In an effort to measure how high their profile is I have written in blue (from 2021 only) the last time that the press had a listing in the Poetry Book Society (PBS) Bulletin, which is published quarterly. ​ This is supplemented by appearances in reviews of the poetry magazines that I subscribe to. ​ I have restricted the list to publishers of poetry in the English language, and languages from the U.K. and Ireland. A to Z ​ (UK followed by Outside the UK) UK 4Word Press PBS Winter 2021 The 87 Press ​ T he A3 Press ​ ​ Against the Grain Poetry Press PBS Spring 2022 Agenda Editions PBS Summer 2022 Allardyce, Barnett Publishers - Allardyce Book - AB ​ Anvil Press Poetry (Carcanet Imprint) ​ Arachne Press PBS Summer 2021 ​ Arc Publications PBS Summer 2022 ​ Awen Publications ​ ​ Bad Betty Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Barque Press ​ ​ Bennison Books The High Window Spring 2022 ​ Black Bough Poetry ​ ​ Black Eyes Publishing UK ​ ​ The Black Light Engine Room Press The High Window Summer 2021 Black Pear Press Acumen May 2021 Bloodaxe Books PBS Summer 2022 ​ Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) Tears In The Fence May 2021 Blue Diode Publishing PBS Summer 2022 Blueprint Poetry Press PBS Autumn 2021 Boatwhistle Books PBS Summer 2021 Boiler House Press (University of East Anglia) PBS Winter 2021 ​ ​Broken Sleep Books Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 PBS Summer 2022 ​ Burning Eye Books (bigcartel.com) The North January 2022 ​ Cacafuego Press ​ Calder Valley Press The North January 2021 Canongate PBS Spring 2021 ​ Cape / Cape Poetry - See Jonathan Cape ​ Carcanet Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ CavanKerry Press Tears In The Fence May 2021 ​ CB editions (Central Books) PBS Winter 2021 ​ Cerasus Poetry The High Window Summer 2021 Cinnamon Press Acumen January 2022 ​ Chatto & Windus (penguin.co.uk) PBS Spring 2022 ​ Cheerio Publishing Clair Obscur Zine ​ ​ Clayhanger Press (North Staffordshire, U.K.) ​ The Clutag Press Corsair ( Little Brown Book Group) PBS Summer 2022 ​ Critical Documents Poetry London Autumn 2021 ​ Cultured Llama ​ Currock Press ​ ​ Dare-Gale Press PBS Summer 2022 Dempsey & Windle Publishing PBS Summer 2022 ​ Doire Press PBS Summer 2021 / acumen May 2022 ​ Donut Press ​ ​ Dreich PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Elephant Press ​ ​ The Emma Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Enitharmon Editions ​ ​ Enneract Editions (Penteract Press) PBS Summer 2021 ​ Equipage Poetry London Autumn 2021 Exiled Writers Ink ​ Eyewear Publishing (blackspringpressgroup.com) The High Window Summer 2021 Faber and Faber PBS Summer 2022 ​ Face Press Poetry London Autumn 2021 Fair Acre Press PBS Winter 2021 Fevers of the Mind Press ​ Fish Publishing ​ ​ flipped eye publishing PBS Spring 2022 ​ Fly On The Wall Press PBS Summer 2022 Frosted Fire Press (Cheltenham Poetry Festival ) PBS Winter 2021 Fum d'Estampa Press (English translation of Catalan language poetry) Magma Poetry Summer 2021 FyfieldBooks (Carcanet Imprint) ​ The Gallery Press Poetry London Autumn 2021 Garlic Press (Mostly Suffolk based poets, U.K.) ​ Gatehouse Press ​ ​ Graft Poetry The High Window Spring 2022 ​ Granta Poetry PBS Summer 2022 ​ Green Bottle Press Magma Poetry Summer 2021 ​ Grey Hen Press The High Window Summer 2021 Grey Suit Editions UK (U.K. link) The High Window Autumn 2021 ​ Guillemot Press PBS Spring 2022 ​ HappenStance Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ HVTN Press (aka Haverthorn Press) ​ ​ Hawthorn Press ​ ​ Hazel Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Head of Zeus PBS Spring 2021 Hedgehog Poetry Press PBS Spring 2021 ​ Hen Run - pamphlet imprint of Grey Hen Press The High Window Summer 2021 ​ Hercules Editions PBS Spring 2022 Hesterglock Press ​ The High Window Press Acumen May 2021 ​ The Hippocrates Press ​ ​ Hybrid Press ​ If a Leaf Falls Press ( Sam Riviere) ​ ​ IF P THEN Q ​ ​ Ignition Press PBS Winter 2021 ​ Ignota Books ​ Indigo Dreams Publishing Magma Poetry Winter 2021 ​ Infernal Editions - Pariah Press Tears In The Fence August 2021 ​ Ink Sweat and Tears Poetry Review Spring 2021 The Irish Pages Press Cló An Mhíl Bhuí PBS Summer 2022 ​ Jonathan Cape (penguin.co.uk) PBS Summer 2022 Knives Forks and Spoons Press (KFS) PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Leafe Press Tears In The Fence November 2021 Leamington Books PBS Spring 2021 ​ Legitimate Snack (Broken Sleep Books) Poetry London Autumn 2021 ​ The Letter Press Lifeboat Press (Northern Ireland) ​ ​ Lily Poetry Review Press ​ ​ Lintott Press (Carcanet Imprint) ​ ​ Little Island Press (Carcanet Imprint) ​ ​ Live Canon Poetry London Spring 2021 ​ Liverpool University Press The Poetry Review Autumn 2021 Longbarrow Press The North January 2022 ​ Luath Press (Edinburgh) ​ Magma Poetry PBS Summer 2021 ​ Makina Books PBS Spring 2021 ​ Mariscat Press & Hamish Whyte Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 PBS Autumn 2021 Maytree Press PBS Winter 2021 ​ Mica Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Moschatel Press ​ Mudfog Press The High Window Summer 2021 Naked Eye Publishing The North January 2021 Neon Books ​ ​ New River Press ​ ​ New Walk Editions The North January 2022 Nine Arches Press PBS Winter 2021 ​ Nine Pens PBS Winter 2021 ​ Obsessed With Pipework ​ Offa’s Press Acumen May 2021 ​ Original Plus chapbooks ​ ​ Offord Road Books The North January 2022 ​ orangeapplepress ​ ​ Out-Spoken Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Oystercatcher Press Tears In The Fence August 2021 Palewell Press ​ Pamenar Press (U.K., Canada, Iran) ​ Pan Macmillan PBS Spring 2022 ​ Paper Swans Press ​ Parthian Books (Wales) PBS Summer 2022 Partus Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Patrician Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Pavilion Poetry (Liverpool University Press) PBS Summer 2022 ​ Peepal Tree Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Penguin Books PBS Summer 2022 ​ Penned In The Margins PBS Summer 2022 ​ Penteract Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Picador (Pan MacMillan) PBS Summer 2022 ​ Pindrop Press (Glasgow/France) ​ ​ Platypus Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ PlaySpace Publications ​ ​ (The Poetry Business - see Smith|Doorstop) Poetry Space ​ ​ Poetry Translation Centre (PTC) PBS Spring 2022 ​ Poets House Pamphlets acumen May 2021 ​ Prole Books ​ ​ Prototype Publishing PBS Spring 2022 ​ Rack Press Poetry PBS Summer 2021 ​ The Red Ceilings Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Red Squirrel Press PBS Spring 2022 ​ Repeater Books Tears In The Fence August 2021 The Rialto Poetry London Spring 2021 ​ Roncadora Press Callum Macdonald Memorial Award winner 2021 Sad Press Tears In The Fence July 2021 Salt Publishing The Poetry Review Summer 2021 ​ Sampson Low (Kingston University Creative Writing students) ​ ​ Saqi Books ​ Second Light Publications acumen May 2022 Selcouth Station Press ​ Seren Books PBS Summer 2022 ​ Shearsman Books PBS Summer 2022 ​ Sheep Meadow Press (Carcanet Imprint) ​ Shoestring Press Acumen January 2021 ​ Sidekick Books ​ ​ Silhouette Press (Coventry) ​ Singing Apple Press ​ ​ Silver Press The Poetry Review Spring 2022 ​ Slub Press - no internet presence! Poetry London Autumn 2021 Smith|Doorstop (The Poetry Business ) PBS Summer 2022 ​ Smokestack Books PBS Spring 2022 ​ Some Roast Poet (Manchester, UK) ​ Soulful Group ​ ​ SPAM Press ​ ​ SPM Publications (Sentinel Poetry Movement) ​ ​ Steel Incisors – visual poetry with teeth ​ Stewed Rhubarb Press Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 Acumen January 2022 Stichill Marigold Press – the private press of Leonard McDermid Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 ​ Summer Palace Press (The Poetry Book Society) (I could not find a direct link to the press. N. Ireland) PBS Winter 2021 ​ tall-lighthouse PBS Summer 2022 ​ Taproot Press Magma Poetry Spring 2021 Tapsalteerie Callum Macdonald Memorial Award shortlist 2021 ​ Templar Poetry ​ ​ Tilted Axis Press ​ ​ TLM Editions - The London Magazine Acumen January 2022 ​ Trickhouse Press ​ ​ Troika Books PBS Summer 2021 ​ Two Lines Press (U.S.) ​ Two Rivers Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ UFP - Urban Farmhouse Press ​ ​ Valley Press PBS Summer 2022 ​ Vane Women Press PBS Winter 2021 Veer Books ​ ​ Veer2 ​ Verve Poetry Press PBS Summer 2022 V Press Poetry PBS Spring 2022 ​ Waterloo Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Wayleave Press PBS Autumn 2021 ​ The Waywiser Press (Based in the U.K. and U.S.) The Westbourne Press – Saqi Books ​ Wild Honey Press ​ ​ WiId Pressed Books ​ ​ Worple Press ​ ​ Yale Books (Yale University Press) (UK, Europe and overseas) PBS Autumn 2021 ​ Yew Tree Press PBS Spring 2021 ​ The YourShelf Press ​ Zarf Poetry ​ Zeno Press ​ ​ ​ Outside the UK ​ (Whilst the site is rather young I accept this collection is rather haphazard and random! It is mostly based on publishers that are referenced in reviews by U.K. poetry magazines that I subscribe to.) Able Muse Press (U.S.) ​ Akashic Books (U.S.) ​ ​ Alfred A. Knopf - Knopf/Doubleday Publishing Group (Penguin Random House) (U.S.) The High Window Summer 2021 AngelHousePress (Canada) (Currently an online press only) Animal Heart Press (U.S.) ​ Anvil Press (Canada) ​ Argos Books (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2021 Arlen House (Republic of Ireland) ​ Arrowsmith Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Arroyo Seco Press (U.S.) Tears In The Fence June 2021 Bamboo Dart Press (U.S) T ears In The Fence July 2021 Banshee Press (Republic of Ireland) ​ ​ Beatnik Publishing (New Zealand) ​ Belladonna (U.S.) Bitter Oleander (U.S.) ​ Black Widow Press (U.S.) ​ Brick Books (Canada) ​ Buckrider Books ( Wolsak & Wynn) (Canada) The North January 2021 ​ CavanKerry Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Chax Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Cholla Needles (U.S.) Tears In The Fence June 2021 City Lights Publishers (U.S.) (Pocket Poet Series) Won a Lammy in 2021 Clare Songbirds Publishing House (U.S.) ​ Cold Hub Press (New Zealand) ​ ​ Copper Canyon Press (U.S.) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 Curbstone Books (Northwestern University Press) (U.S.) ​ Dedalus Press (Republic of Ireland) The North 2022 / Poetry London Spring 2022 ​ Dhauli Books (Includes books in English, India) ​ Dos Madres (U.S.) Acumen May 2021 Driftwood Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Drunk Muse Press (Republic of Ireland ​ ​ Dusie Books (U.S.) ​ ​ Fish Publishing (Republic of Ireland) ​ ​ FSG (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) (Macmillan) (U.S.) Poetry Review Spring 202, Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 ​ Flood Editions (U.S.) ​ ​ Four Way Books (U.S.) Poetry Daily July 2021 The Gallery Press (Republic of Ireland) Acumen January 2021 Gazebo Books (Australia) ​ George Braziller (U.S.) ​ Ghost City Press (U.S.) ​ Graywolf Press (U.S.) Won multiple prizes including a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 2021 ​ Isobar Press - English Writing from Japan ​ ​ Grey Suit Editions (The U.S. link) ​ The Last Books (English books based in Netherlands/Bulgaria) Tears In The Fence June 2021 Life Before Man – (Gazebo Books) (Australia) ​ ​ Lost Horse Press The High Window Autumn 2021 ​ Math Paper Press (Singapore) ​ McClelland & Stewart (penguinrandomhouse.ca) (Canada) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 McGill-Queen's University Press | McGill-Queen’s University Press (Canada) The North January 2022 Milkweed Editions (U.S.) Poetry Daily July 2021 ​ New Binary Press (Republic of Ireland) ​ New Directions Publishing (U.S.) Poetry London Spring 2021 NYRB Poets – New York Review Books (U.S.) The Poetry Review Winter Spring 2021 ​ Nightboat Books (U.S.) The Poetry Review Spring 2022 ​ Nightingale & Sparrow Tears In The Fence June 2021 Nightwood Editions (Canada) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 Noemi Press | (U.S.) Poetry London Autumn 2021 Nostrovia! Press (U.S.) ​ Ó Bhéal Press (Republic of Ireland) ​ The Operating System and Liminal Lab (U.S.) ​ ​ Otago University Press (New Zealand) ​ ​ Paperwall Publishing (India) ​ ​ Passager Books (U.S. for over-50s) ​ ​ Persea Books (U.S.) ​ Plum White Press | Poetry Nook (U.S.) ​ ​ Poetry Salzburg Pamphlet Series - PSPS (University of Salzburg) (Austria, English poetry) The High Window Autumn 2021 ​ Poetrywala (India) ​ The Porcupine's Quill (Canada) ​ ​ Princeton University Press (U.S.) Poetry London Spring 2022 ​ Pushcart Press : Publishers of The Pushcart Prize ​ Rattle (U.S.) ​ ​ Red Hen Press (U.S.) Magma Poetry Winter 21 Revival Press – Limerickwriters (Republic of Ireland) ​ Salmon Poetry (Republic of Ireland) The North January 2022 ​ ​ Schaffner Press (U.S.) Scribner Books (simonandschusterpublishing.com) (U.S.) The High Window Summer 2021 Seagull Books (Books o f English translation, India) ​ Sheep Meadow Press (U.S.) ​ SIR Press (Southern Indiana Review Press) (U.S.) Solstice (U.S.) ​ ​ Southword Editions (Munster Literature Centre) (Republic of Ireland) PBS Spring 2022 Speaking Tiger Books (Mostly English books, India) ​ Strange Light (Penguin Random House, Canada) Steel Toe Books (U.S. probably) ​ ​ Syracuse University Press (Also distributer for Sheep Meadow Press) (U.S.) ​ Tin House (U.S.) ​ ​ Trainwreck Press (Canada) Tupelo Press (U.S.) Daily Poem February 2022 ​ UCD Press (University of Dublin) ​ Ugly Duckling Presse (U.S.) ​ University of Chicago Press (U.S.) The Poetry Review Autumn 2021 University Of Iowa Press (U.S.) ​ ​ University of Nebraska Press (U.S.) ​ ​ University of Pittsburgh Press (U.S.) ​ University of Tampa Press (U.S.) ​ Waterloo Press (U.K.) The High Window Spring 2022 ​ Wave Books (U.S) Griffin Poetry Prize nomination 2021 ​ W.W. Norton (Distributer partner of Independent presses ) (U.S.) ​ Yale University Press (U.S.) ​ ​ Yes Yes Books (U.S.) Won a Lammy in 2021 Lists of Publishers ​ I am not in the habit of mopping up other people's excellent lists, rather here is a little list of other people's lists: ​ ​ Esther Heller's Blog Poetry School: Places to Submit your Poetry in 2021 (U.K.) ​ Letter Machine Editions link page ​ National Poetry Library Comprehensive list of all U.K.publishers ​ Service Scape: Top 50 Poetry Publishers Accepting Submissions (servicescape.com) (U.S.) ​ Tears in the Fence: Links ​ ​ ​ Disclaimer: I have absolutely no connection with any of the sites reported above and only pass them on because they sounded interesting to me. I do not gain financially or in any other way from any of the sites I have offered links to. If the sites fail to deliver in some way, this will need to be taken up with that site. I cannot guarantee the safety of the sites I link to, though I do test every site out prior to listing it here; if you do follow the link you do so entirely at your own risk. So what I am saying is please don't sue me, or shoot me as the messenger, though I absolutely would love to hear any positive or negative feedback about any of the sites I link to. ​ If you are the owner of a site that I have linked to and object to me including a link here please do let me know and I will remove it as soon as possible. Equally if you want to be linked then just ask and I will be very happy to do so. ​ ​

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