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Ann Atkinson tribute on Radio 4

Posted by: katherine Category: General

Listen again to Ian McMillan's tribute to Smith/Doorstop poet Ann Atkinson, on Radio 4's 'Last Word' programme, here . Ann's obituary in The Guardian is also available to read here .

Reminiscences for poet Brian Sefton

Posted by: katherine Category: General

Brian Sefton, much-loved Barnsley writer and writing tutor, died earlier this year, and his friends are collecting reminiscences for a book celebrating his life. If you knew him and have a tale you'd like to tell or some words you'd like to share, please send your contribution to Ann Hamblen at ann.hamblen@btinternet.com or Ray Hearne at ray@nomasters.co.uk no later than the first week of September.     

Today’s news is brought to you by The Rialto and the letter M...

Posted by: katherine Category: General

Poems from a clutch of Smith/Doorstop poets feature in the latest issue of The Rialto: Maitreyabandhu, Allison McVety, Julie Mellor and Kim Moore. To order a copy, find The Rialto online here .  

National Poetry Competition call for entries

Posted by: katherine Category: General

Established in 1978, the Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious poetry contests. The judges this year are Vicki Feaver, W.N. Herbert and Nick Laird. Winners include both established and emerging poets, and for many the prize has proved an important career milestone. The prizes are: £5,000 for the overall winner, £2,000 for the second, £1,000 for the third, with seven commendations of £100. The deadline is 31 October. Enter online or download an entry form at  http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/competitions/npc/ .    

The Writing Squad is recruiting

Posted by: katherine Category: General

"The Writing Squad is looking for new members.  

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