Sue Dymoke

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Student Golden Shovel Poetry Competition

International Student Golden Shovel Poetry Competition now launched: https://www.roosevelt.edu/colleges/education/community-engagement/golden-shovel-competition

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No One You Know update

Excitement is mounting about No One You Know. A fantastic list of poet contributors is growing daily. Each poet will choose and write about an unknown poem by another poet and the reason for their choice of No One You Know.

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No One You Know

We are thrilled to announce the launch of No One You Know, a new poetry project with Unbound Books

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#NationalPoetryDay: writing Golden Shovel poems about freedom (updated with added Patience Agbabi poem)

New poetry writing resources for National Poetry Day using The Golden Shovel form and exploring Freedom

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Pamphlet for Friday is A Quire of Paper by Maura Dooley- a Smith/Doorstop collection of poems originating from her residency at Jane Austen’s home in Chawton. I love the way she captures snatches of Austen family stories and their everyday lives (whether it be making pancakes, patchwork or salve for sunburn) but also the feelings of paying visitors, including casual day trippers and Austen devotees paying homage to ‘my sister, Jane’. Dooley delicately evokes the spirit of the place and its inhabitants in poems which are amusing and tender in turn.

Maura Dooley’s A Quire of Paper captures the spirit of Jane Austen’s Chawton home.

August 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nottingham Poetry Festival starts tonight

Over the next ten days Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature will be chock-full of diverse poets and lively poetry events to entice all sorts of poetry listeners, performers, readers and writers. Nottingham … Continue reading

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Roy Fisher 1930- 2017

It was Roy Fisher’s funeral in Macclesfield this afternoon. I was very sorry not to be able to attend and wanted to mark the occasion in some way.

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Poetic and Academic identities

Just published in Writing in Practice http://bit.ly/2lOoprj
Our article, Poet-Academics and Academic-Poets: Writing identities, practices and experiences within the Academy.

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Gwendolyn Brooks & the Golden Shovel

The Golden Shovel Anthology: New poems honoring Gwendolyn Brooks, edited by Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar and Patricia Smith, has just been published by The University of Arkansas Press. The idea behind this … Continue reading

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Poet honoured on Waitangi Day: Selina Tusitala Marsh, Honorary Literary Fellow

Inspiring poet Selina Tusitala Marsh made an NZ Honorary Literary Fellow

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