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Thirty years ago the world’s worst nuclear accident happened in Ukraine. A radioactive cloud rose three miles in the air and was blown around the world. Thousands of people are estimated to have died as a result and a large area of land was left as a wilderness, too dangerous […]


POETRY READING WITH IAN DUHIG, KIM MOORE, PETER RILEY, JOHN MCAULIFFE, NATALIE REES, ANTHONY COSTELLO, TOM CLEARY   AT THE MIDLAND HOTEL BRADFORD SATURDAY MAY 21ST AT 3 PM (admission £6)   buy your tickets from the festival website at or by phone at the box office on 01274 […]


  A short film-poem, Elias by Seán Street, directed by Trevor Hearing, and featuring Andrew Cuthbert as the eponymous central figure, is now on the Salisbury Cathedral Cathedral website via this link. Elias was present at Runneymede at the sealing of Magna Carta in 1215, brought the copy that still […]

Elias a film poem by Seán Street

Just over two weeks to the English PEN Modern Literature Festival, please come along through the day if you can. It stretches over a saturday afternoon and evening, is free, and is all new work produced by some really interesting writers. It celebrates writers at risk from all over the […]

PEN Modern Literature Festival

Starting in early May, 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 […]

Spring Poetry Workshops at Galway Arts Centre

Limerick’s first Poetry Trail, inaugurated this Friday April 1st, marks the beginning of April is Poetry Month in Limerick, an initiative of the Limerick Writers’ Centre.  Thirty-one poems have been located in 30 shop windows across the city with the purpose of getting ideas about poetry, and the joys of […]

Limerick’s Poetry Trail

CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 200th EDITION   REACH POETRY MAGAZINE Indigo Dreams Publishing   It is a great pleasure for me to congratulate REACH POETRY which has just published its 200th edition.  This is a great milestone for any magazine let alone a monthly poetry magazine.  One of the surprising things about […]

Congratulations to Indigo Dreams and Reach Magazine

Heswall, Wirral, UK,   2nd – 3rd October 2015 Great Poets from around the world confirmed so far poets from around Britain, Ireland, Serbia and Jamaica, great poems, open floor events and workshops. Free to attend but please let us know you are coming as some events have restricted numbers. […]

Poetry Kit International Poetry Festival 2015

First can I congratulate all of our shortlisted poets.  If you did not make it to the shortlist then please understand that this was not necessarily due to and defect in your poetry but just to the overall standard of all the entries.  Ultimately choices had to be made and […]

Poetry Kit Summer Poetry Competition Result