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

The Typewriter Project is back for summer and this time we’re putting out a call to all the typewriter loving humans of this great city to join us in McCarren Park for an afternoon of clicking, clacking, snacking, and getting some ink on paper.   The Typewriter Project, which occupied […]

The Typewriter Project moves to Brooklyn!

THE HOMELESS LIBRARY… is now open Homeless people in Greater Manchester and Stockport have handmade the first history of British homelessness, which will debut at the Houses of Parliament and go on public exhibition at the Poetry Library in the Southbank Festival of Love, 9 July-18 September. The Homeless Library […]


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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 […]


Dylan’s Great Poem opens for submissions on Thursday 28 April at 9.00 am and invites anyone aged between 7 and 25 years old, living anywhere in the world, to submit up to four lines of poetry written in English or Welsh. From these, 100 lines will be chosen to create […]

Dylan’s Great Poem Celebrate International Dylan Thomas Day

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 www.bradfordliteraturefestival.co.uk 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. http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/magna-carta-how-did-magna-carta-come-about/salisbury-connection 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