Poetry News – Autumn 2016

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The Autumn 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, find a sneak preview of National Poetry Day Live on Thursday 6 October at Southbank Centre, London, plus events around the country. The National Poetry Day theme this year is ‘messages’, which we celebrate in the News with a newly-commissioned piece by Rishi Dastidar, musing on the difference between the messages he encounters as a poet, and in his other role as a copywriter.

We also premiere six new members’ poems on the subject of ‘messages’, chosen by Helen Farish, and preview the new members’ poems competition theme of ‘Getting out’ with judge Anna Woodford.

We celebrate the opening of three news stanza groups in Lincoln, Liverpool and Trowbridge, as well as the prodigious success of our members in recent poetry competitions.

Plus… Jonathan Edwards tells about his day job as a schoolteacher, there’s a list of upcoming festivals with a strong poetry line-up, an abundance of good reasons to enter the National Poetry Competition (deadline 31 October 2016), and an insight into Coleridge’s deep-rooted connection to Wales.

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