Poetry News – Spring 2017

Poetry News spring 2017The Spring issue of the new-look Poetry News – the quarterly newspaper for members of The Poetry Society – is here, loaded with poetry happenings, celebrations and opportunities.

In this issue, we chat to the winner of the National Poetry Competition 2016. Ted Hughes Award judge Bernard O’Donoghue muses on the process of collaborative selection and our 2016 Anne Born prize-winner looks forward to a year of creative development with judge Rachael Boast.

Kirsten Irving reports on life as a voice actor; Katy Evans-Bush talks On Poetry to Glyn Maxwell; Jacqueline Saphra shares the story of the Poem-A-Thon; Christopher Jelley celebrates crowd-sourced poetry; Cheryl Moskowitz describes the value and pleasure of a proper poetry presence in primary schools; and Greta Stoddart explores the layers of voices in a local care home.

R.A. Villanueva presents a powerful dream-team of members’ poems on the subject ‘Dilemma’, and we announce the new members’ poems competition on the theme ‘Forecast’, judged by Jean Sprackland.

Poetry Society Stanzas continue to thrive and innovate with publications and multimedia projects and Poetry Society members have, as usual, been sweeping up poetry competition prizes.

Our pages for young members offer up tips, interviews and opportunities, and celebrate new work by young writers.

And as always, we offer a sneak peek at events and opportunities around the country, report on important poetry stories, and enthusiastically toast a wide variety of poetic happenings.

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