Free poetry workshops as part of the Get Creative Festival
As part of the Get Creative Festival, running from 17th…
Judges of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2018 are announced
The two poet judges of the Foyle Young Poets of…
Portraits of women poets and artists by Tom Kofoed, in our new exhibition
Surge: Side A was performed at the Roundhouse as part of The Last Word Festival 2017, investigating the New Cross Fire of 1981, a defining moment in Black British history that claimed thirteen lives. From the judges: “startling and fresh and unique... a moving and powerful struggle for validation in the Black British community, and the poet’s own clarification of identity. The performances are riveting and the poems are propelled by a strong internal momentum.”
The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes The Poetry Review.
The annual lecture by the Ireland Professor of Poetry, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin entitled 'I have my people and they are waiting: Who are the readers of poetry?’ to a full house at the Brian Friel Theatre tonight. A snippet for those who were unable to make this special event. Retweeted by The Poetry Society