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2022 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology

The 2022 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology contains all the winning and highly commended poems from this year’s awards, judged by renowned poet ecopoet and memoirist Seán Hewitt, and ecopoet, writer, and editor Karen McCarthy Woolf.

The winning poets were Anthony Lawrence, Cath Drake, Yvonne Reddick and the AONB Best Poem of UK Landscape was written by David Canning.

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Autumn 2024 – Quick Course Guide

Our Autumn Term is now live! We have a whole host of brilliant tutors and poetry courses ready for you to pick from and as they tend to sell out really fast we’ve made this Quick Course Guide to help quickly guide you to the right course! Online Courses INTERNATIONAL Online courses without Live Chats,…

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MA Student Suzanna Fitzpatrick reads her poem “Somerset House”

MA in Writing Poetry first year student Suzanna Fitzpatrick is the winner of the Members’ Poems competition in the Summer 2024 issue of Poetry News, on the theme of ‘My Place’. The poem is called ‘Somerset House’, inspired by the location of the Poetry School’s London base and where Suzanna is studying for her MA….

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Poems from Gaza; Zeina Azzam reviews ‘Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear’ by Mosab Abu Toha

To read poetry from and about Gaza in these times is an act of solidarity, or perhaps even one of resistance. After all, a genocide* has been unfolding in the enclave by the Mediterranean Sea and the world has been unable – or unwilling – to do anything about it. Poetry is indeed political; it…

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Announcing the Poetry School MA in Writing Poetry Scholarship 2024

We’re delighted to announce the Poetry School MA in Writing Poetry Scholarship 2024 for an underrepresented poet. Poetry School is offering a full fees scholarship award to the Poetry School / Newcastle University MA in Writing Poetry for an outstanding applicant who is currently underrepresented in the poetry world. By underrepresented poets, we mean talented creatives who face…

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‘Street Sauntering’ by Suzannah V. Evans — a blog on Flâneur-ing About: The Poetry of Streets

Suzannah V. Evans explains how her new course: ‘Flâneur-ing About: The Poetry of Streets‘ will help you write poetry as you meander through cities. I have an urge to begin this blog mid-sentence, perhaps with the word ‘So’ or ‘Alors’, its French equivalent, because then I could imagine the sentence appearing suddenly out from behind…

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