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Patrick Wright on his new poetry collection Full Sight of Her

‘These are love poems at their most intense. Poems that celebrate the beloved as an artist with an alchemist’s imagination and bide closely to her through illness in such a deeply affecting way that as a reader, I felt her … Continue reading

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Laundry, Littleness and Lyricism: Writing Therese, by Sarah Law

I have had the great honour of seeing my collection Thérèse: Poems published this month (September 2020) by Paraclete Press, a US publisher with a small but striking poetry list, including books by Scott Cairns, Sophia Starnes, and (forthcoming) Laura … Continue reading

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‘A dress for Kathleen’: family history in text and textiles

Every family has shadow people, the ones who slipped out of the story too soon, leaving a blank space where they should have been. In my father’s family that person was his sister Kathleen. She died after falling from her … Continue reading

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Prose Poetry UK

Anne Caldwell writes: ‘I am delighted to announce that I have an Arts Council Award this year to research and edit a new anthology of UK prose poetry. It will be called the ‘Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry’ and … Continue reading

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Morgaine Merch Lleuad’s entry is shortlisted for the Frogmore Prize

We’re pleased to announce that Morgaine’s entry for the 2015 Frogmore Poetry Prize made it onto the final shortlist of ten.  This year’s entries were adjudicated by John McCulloch. http://frogmore-jp.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/sarah-barr-wins-frogmore-prize-2015.html

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Hannah Vincent’s play wins BBC Audio Award

Hannah Vincent’s radio play Come to Grief has won an award for Best Drama in the Adaptation category in the 2015 BBC Audio Awards, announced on 1st February. The judging panel said that the script, adapted from Hannah’s own stage play, … Continue reading

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Shanta Everington wins young adult novel competition

My latest book is young adult dystopian novel, XY, launched at Manchester Children’s Book Festival in June 2014, after jointly winning the Red Telephone Books YA Novel Competition run by Manchester-based small press, Bridge House Publishing.  The novel follows the … Continue reading

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Romy Thomas wins flash fiction mini-competition

Romy Thomas’s short story ‘Wings’ is the joint winner of the recent Cinnamon Press mini-competition – based on the theme of ‘changes’. The competition judges described Romy’s story as follows: ‘Romyanna Thomas’s piece is a succinct and powerful narrative; from its … Continue reading

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Debut poetry chapbook from Shanta Everington

Shanta Everington’s debut poetry chapbook, Drowning in Cherryade, is published this month by US-based independent publisher, bedouin books, (http://www.bedouinbooks.com) after winning their annual poetry chapbook competition. Editor Michael D’Alessandro says, ‘Drowning in Cherryade conjures candy-colored scenes of youth mirrored in … Continue reading

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Northwords Now

Hi folks After the usual bout of editorial stress, I’m pleased to announce that the autumn issue of Northwords Now has now hit the digital highway as well as the streets of Scotland. You can visit our website and feast on some … Continue reading

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