Tagged: Poetry

Watts slams 'amateur' poetry of Kaur, McNish and Tempest

Poet Rebecca Watts has criticised the new wave of high-selling female poets such as Rupi Kaur, Hollie McNish and Kate Tempest in a literary magazine, saying "we... Read more

Bidisha to chair Forward Prizes for Poetry

The writer and broadcaster Bidisha will chair the jury of the Forward Prizes for Poetry. Read more

'Witty and musical' Muldoon wins Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry

Irish writer Paul Muldoon will receive Her Majesty's Gold Medal for Poetry next year for the “restless, playful brilliance” of his work. Read more

Picador acquires 'stirring' poetry anthology from migrant schoolchildren

Picador has acquired a "unique" and "stirring" poetry anthology of migrant stories from schoolchildren, called England. Read more

Corsair to publish Pulitzer-winning poet Mary Oliver

Corsair has signed three "significant" collections from the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver. Read more

National Poetry Day celebrated as sales rise 15%

National Poetry Day takes place today (28th September) with the launch of a new BBC poetry and performance festival featuring Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish and... Read more

Trade gets behind National Poetry Day 2017

National Poetry Day, Britain’s national campaign for poetry, is holding its first dedicated trade promotion highlighting 40 "inspiring" poetry books across four categories: anthologies, children’s poetry, current collections and poetry for... Read more

Chatto to publish 'fireball of a poet' Danez Smith

Chatto & Windus has acquired Danez Smith’s second poetry collection, Don’t Call Us Dead. Read more

BBC unveils UK's biggest poetry festival

This year's National Poetry Day will see the launch of the UK's biggest poetry festival dedicated to new work, in conjunction with the BBC.... Read more

Bloodaxe to publish Helen Dunmore's last poem

Bloodaxe Books is publishing a poem Helen Dunmore wrote in the final days before she died. Read more

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