Poetry News – Autumn 2014

untitledSteve Ely and Denise Riley write about The Pity, a Poetry Society commission for which they, along with Warsan Shire and Zaffar Kunial, created a vivid, contemporary response to the legacy of WW1.

Katharine Towers explains how the Poetry Society’s one-to-one Poetry Surgeries can help with your poetry; Anne-Marie Fyfe, Kate Noakes, Maggie Sawkins and Martin Figura offer do’s and don’ts on running poetry events, and Chris McCabe, Linda France, Amy Mackelden and Jacob Polley explain their very different approaches to managing drafts. Read the winning poems in the Bristol Poetry Institute/RWA competition for poems inspired by Judith Aronson’s Likenesses.

Plus… an interview with NPC second-prize winner Paula Bohince, who reads at Aldeburgh this year; Anna Robinson on academic, country house and museum  poetry collections, and Luke Kennard‘s pick of members’ poems on the National Poetry Day theme of ‘Remember’.

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