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  Tuesday 10 October, 7-8.30pm   Join English PEN for a special event in honour of the incredible work of poet Michael Longley as he is awarded the PEN Pinter Prize 2017. The evening will be a celebration of Longley’s work, with readings and an encomium by Professor Eamon Duffy. […]

PEN Pinter Prize 2017


Limerick 2017
The 2017 Bring your Limericks to Limerick International Poetry Competition expands into a three day festival of literature, arts and culture, and will take place from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th of August, with the final of the now firmly established competition taking place on Saturday 26th August in Dolans […]

Bring your Limericks to Limerick


PTJ
THE FIRE IN THE WOOD a prose and verse drama three acts based on the life of Edmund Kara  California’s Big Sur sculptor   PETER THABIT JONES BOOK LAUNCH  AND READINGS OF EXCERPTS FROM THE DRAMA  BY THE SEVENTH QUARRY DRAMA GROUP SATURDAY, 25TH MARCH 2017, 2PM           FREE ENTRY              […]

Peter Thabit Jones Book Launch



Lunar Poetry Podcasts, an audio series of interviews, discussions and live recordings in the UK and abroad.   The Lunar Poetry Podcasts series was established in October 2014 as an audio accompaniment to Lunar Poetry Magazine. The idea for the series was a result of a number of discussions between […]

Lunar Poetry Podcasts


Presence A multi-media project in the North-East England funded by Arts Council England Coordinated by identity on tyne, Presence has developed out of a First World War project, Beyond the Western Front, which researched the contribution of Black, Asian and ethnic minorities in the First World War. Presence aims to […]

Call for Poets/Writers


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FOUR PORTIONS OF EVERYTHING ON THE MENUE FOR M’SIEUR MONET! by Penelope Shuttle Indigo Dreams Publishing ISBN 978-1-910834-21-3   Another excellent publication in the Indigo Pamphlets series, which is publishing some varied and imaginative new poetry, the only thing wrong with the series is that as soon as you have […]

BOOK REVIEW




Starting in September, Galway Arts Centre is offering aspiring poets a choice of three poetry workshops, all facilitated by poet Kevin Higgins, whose best-selling first collection, The Boy With No Face, published by Salmon Poetry, was short-listed for the 2006 Strong Award for Best First Collection by an Irish poet. […]

AUTUMN POETRY WORKSHOPS AT GALWAY ARTS CENTRE


sonnets
The British Library’s outstanding collection provides the starting point for this immersive encounter with Shakespeare’s sonnets. Taking inspiration from 400 years of poetic responses to Shakespeare, you’ll write your own poems, receive continuous feedback and create a Renaissance-style anthology to celebrate your work. The summer school is led by Simon […]

Beyond Shakespeare’s Sonnets: Creative Writing Summer School 2016



I am pleased to announce the results of the POETRY KIT SPRING COMPETITION 2016 First Place US THAT IS    Liberty Faith Brown  (Kingston, Jamaica) Runner up STILL LIFE WITH FEATHERS Patrick B. Osada (Warfield, UK) Commended poems BRIGHTON BEACH    Viv Apple (Nottingham, UK) COOR LI Peter Branson (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) TALKING […]

Results of Poetry Kit Spring Poetry Competition