The latest issue of Poetry News, the quarterly newspaper for members of The Poetry Society, is here, loaded with poetry happenings, celebrations and opportunities.
We report on the launch of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and on the huge success of our Poem-a-Thon fundraising event in The Poetry Café. Hannah Lowe, one of our National Poetry Competition judges alongside Andrew McMillan and Pascale Petit, urges writers to get their skates on and enter, while Theophilus Kwek writes up his new ‘day job’ – National Service in Singapore. Niall O’Sullivan posits an alternative to the old stage vs page divide, and Tamar Yoseloff charts the organic growth of her publishing enterprise, Hercules Editions.
We announce the winners of our latest members’ poems competition – on the National Poetry Day theme of ‘Freedom’, judged by Amali Rodrigo.
Lesley Ingram, Stanza rep for Herefordshire, describes the group’s writing project that is helping to revive interest in John Masefield, while Stanzas in Kent, Oxford, Camarthen and Portsmouth report on recent activities and events. 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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