Kingsolver and Lafarge longlisted for The Laurel Prize

Barbara Kingsolver and Daisy Lafarge are in the running for Poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s Laurel Prize, with the longlist dominated by indie presses from across the world.... Read more

Morpurgo, Armitage and Hussain headline Tring Festival

Authors including Michael Morpurgo, Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and Nadiya Hussain are on the bill at Tring Festival this year. Read more

Poets and Shafak assemble for Manchester Ripples of Hope Festival

UK Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has convened 30 poets from around the world including Imtiaz Dharker and Raymond Antrobus to create a new response to... Read more

Simon Armitage to embark on decade-long UK library tour

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage is to embark on a 10-year tour of the UK's libraries, using the alphabet to frame his itinerary. ... Read more

Armitage reveals plans for National Poetry Centre in Leeds

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has announced plans for a National Poetry Centre in Leeds. Read more

Simon Armitage to headline climate change poetry event

​Poets for the Planet, a creative community using its voice to engage with the climate and ecological emergency, is teaming up with the Society of Authors... Read more

Simon Armitage appointed new UK Poet Laureate

Simon Armitage is replacing Dame Carol Ann Duffy as Poet Laureate, the government has announced. Read more

Cheltenham Festival to star McEwan, Shriver and Safran Foer

Ian McEwan, Lionel Shriver and Jonathan Safran Foer are among the prize-winning novelists confirmed for the 67th The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival.... Read more

Armitage and McGough on Winchester poetry line-up

Simon Armitage and Roger McGough are amongst the line-up for this year’s Winchester Poetry Festival. Read more

Armitage voted Oxford poetry professor

Simon Armitage has been appointed professor of poetry at Oxford University, after winning 1,221 of the 3,340 votes cast. Armitage, who will hold the position... Read more