New Podcast: Poet Caroline Bird Speaks to the 98 Percent

Stream here or download via your favourite podcast player. “Poetry doesn’t ask you how old you are at the door”, says Caroline Bird, reflecting on the fact that her first collection, Looking at Letterboxes, was published when she was aged just 15. Since then, Caroline has authored four more collections, won numerous awards, and been... Continue Reading →

New Podcast: Liz Berry’s Locations and Locutions

Stream here or download via your favourite podcast player. The title of Liz Berry’s first, multi-award-winning poetry collection, Black Country, signals her place of birth - and unsurprisingly the book was described by reviewers as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’. A more symbolic place is visited in her second pamphlet, The... Continue Reading →

SPEAK: A New Poetry Salon for the North East

Suzannah V. Evans introduces SPEAK: Salon, a new venture between Durham and York that invites everyone to experience poetry in performance. The first free salon is 11th June, 18.30, in Durham World Heritage Site Visitor Centre. SPEAK: Salon is a new and occasional poetry salon based between the cities of Durham and York, and open... Continue Reading →

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