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John Eppel reading at The Poetry Cafe

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This April award-winning Zimbabean poet John Eppel reads from his first collection, 'Landlocked', in London.

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'Glue' by Louise Wallwein: Review

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"'Glue' is Louise Wallwein's pugnacious self-defence mechanism made therapeutically manifest in words we cannot fail to understand".... 

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Young Poets Opportunity - Putting together a pamphlet - in collaboration with Hive South Yorkshire

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Open to writers between the ages of 17 and 24 in South Yorkshire Saturday 3rd February 2018 - 10:30am - 4:30pm At The Poetry Business Offices - Campo House, 54 Campo Lane, S1 2EG Cost: £6 (plus a free poetry pamphlet worth £5) Find details of how to apply here   The Poetry Business is delighted to be working with Hive South Yorkshire to offer young writers between the ages of 17 and 24 the opportunity to attend a day-long writing and editing workshop. This is a perfect opportunity for poets who are considering entering the 2017/18 New Poets Prize to collate and edit their poems in preparation for their submission to the prize.    The workshop will be led by co-director of The Poetry Business - Peter Sansom.    More information about the day and how to apply can be found on the Hive South Yorkshire website. 

Winners of the 2017 Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Publishers'

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We are absolutely delighted to announce that The Poetry Business has won the 2017 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Publishers! You can read the judges' comments on the Wordsworth Trust website by clicking  here. Congratulations to our two New Poets List poets - Theophilus Kwek (for his pamphlet -  The First Five Storms ) and Phoebe Stuckes (for her pamphlet -  Gin & Tonic ) on being shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets.  Congratulations to Charlotte Wetton and Rose Ferraby - winners of the pamphlet award and the Illustrators award respectively.  A huge thank you to The Michael Marks Charitable Trust, The Wordsworth Trust, the Times Literary Supplement and the British Library for their fantastic support of poets, illustrators and publishers. 

The Laureate's Prize - part of our 2017/18 International Book & Pamphlet Competition

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  The Laureate's Prize Judged by Carol Ann Duffy   We are delighted to announce the launch of The Laureate's Prize - a new single poem prize that will be run as part of our 2017/18 International Book & Pamphlet Competition.  All entrants to the main competition will automatically be entered into this prize, which will celebrate and showcase the best single poems by entrants to The 2017/18 International Book & Pamphlet Competition.  The competition judges will shorlitst sixteen poems from all manuscripts entered into the main competition. A first, second and third prize winner will be chosen by poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy.  Three winners will be awarded prizes of £500 (1st prize), £200 (2nd prize), and £50 (3rd prize) respectively. The winners will also be invited to read a selection of their work alongside the winners of our main International Book & Pamphlet Competition at The Wordsworth Trust.  The three winning poems will be published in the North magazine in 2018.  The 2017/18 International Book & Pamphlet Competition will be judged by Liz Berry and David Constantine. Click here to find out more or to submit your entry. Deadline: March 1st 2018.     

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