Poetry News – Spring 2016

Poetry News spring 2016Welcome to the new-look Poetry News, the quarterly newspaper for members of The Poetry Society.

Poetry News has been given a fresh new look by Liam Relph, who was behind the recent redesign of The Poetry Review, and we’d like to hear what you think – contact Mike Sims, the editor: [email protected]

The spring 2016 issue has an interview with Eric Berlin, winner of the National Poetry Competition 2015 with his poem ‘Night Errand’. We report on the Ted Hughes Award shortlist (since awarded to David Morley for The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems) and Poetry Society partnership events at the Bradford Literature Festival, the Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and Poetry Prescription, a ‘poem jukebox’ offering poems from thirty European countries.

Plus… Lorraine Mariner writes about poetry and humour, Fawzia Kane about her ‘day job’ as an architect, and Robyn Marsack on the newly refurbished and expanded Scottish Poetry Library. Clare Elstow explores writing poetry for children and Nicola Jackson investigates the power of critique at Stanza meetings. This issue also includes a ‘Young Poetry News’ section, dedicated to The Poetry Society’s work with young writers.

For our latest competition, Richard Price picked six of the best members’ poems on the theme of ‘Territory’. Congratulations to the winners: Robin Houghton, Tess Jolly, Jonathan Mayman, Miranda Peake, David Wilson and Gina Wilson.

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