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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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Wilder Swimming – Blog by Penny Boxall on ‘Tales from the Wetlands’

A blog by Penny Boxall on her upcoming course ‘Tales from the Wetlands Studio’ The first time I went to Estonia, I was surprised at the extent to which tales and folklore are woven into the landscape there. Friends told me you must not sit on the sandy beach until the first thunderstorm of the…

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The Freedom of Writing

Michal Kamil Piotrowski on his course: ‘A Kaleidoscope of Forms: Innovative Poetry in the 21st Century’ Hello! In this post I will write a bit about experimental poetry. But first – what makes poetry experimental or innovative? In my opinion, the most important aspect is that, unlike traditional poetry, it concentrates on the future, it…

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Rebecca Levi on ‘The stars of Chile for you (Las estrellas de Chile para ti)’: Transreading 5 Chilean Women Poets

Here’s Rebecca Levi on her upcoming course, ‘The stars of Chile for you (Las estrellas de Chile para ti)’: Transreading 5 Chilean Women Poets‘ December, 2018. Santiago, Chile. My friend’s kitchen. It was an old house with an inner courtyard, home to three, sometimes five women, plus a cat (female, obviously). A soft house, as if…

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Identity Poetics: A Century of Englishness

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Blog on our course ‘Making Poetry Happen: Poetry Performance by Women & Gender Nonconforming Artists’

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