Nottingham's Poetry Scene

Poet's Diary

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Poet's Diary

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Accelerated Literacy Through Podcasts Crowd Funding Project

Hothouse Theatre are launching their Crowd Funding bid to raise funds to pilot the Accelerated Literacy Project!

The project will use the creation of podcasts, audio reports and radio plays to help young people make up for lost school hours due to Covid-19.

The Crowd Funder bid goes live noon on the 19th Oct!

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Nottingham Poetry Festival
13th - 22nd Nov

We are pleased to announce that Nottingham Poetry Festival will be launching from the 13 – 22 November 2020. This year, we’ll be delivering a blended festival, mixing a small number of live events with an online programme. We’re set to touch on the importance of poetic education, rebel against the notion that poetry is optional, and showcase the contemporary voices speaking now.

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Poet's News
Poetry Pamphlet Prize
Paper Swans Press

Thank you to everybody who submitted their manuscript to this year’s Poetry Pamphlet Prize. We received the most entries we’ve ever had, and, each year, the standard of submissions seems to get stronger and stronger.

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"No Longer Breathe"

Guerrilla Lips

ONE LOVE: BLM Online Protest

For the seventh day of our One Love: BLM Online Protest, we have a poem written and performed by Guerrilla Lips

Guerrilla Lips is a local poet and performer who draws inspiration from around the globe. He delivers searing bullets of truth through his work with a brutal, yet beautiful, honesty.

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"Black History Month"

Guerrilla Lips

ONE LOVE: BLM Online Protest

For the ninth day of our One Love: BLM Online Protest, we have a poem written and performed by Guerrilla Lips

Guerrilla Lips is a local poet and performer who draws inspiration from around the globe. He delivers searing bullets of truth through his work with a brutal, yet beautiful, honesty.

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Three Poems

by Kevin Qweaver Jackson

Poetry and Covid

Kevin Qweaver Jackson, LGBTQ+ creative, based near Nottingham, writes poetry that dares us to care. His second book Loves Burn was published by Big White Shed in January 2020. He performs widely. He blogs at www.facebook.com/kevinjacksonpoetry.

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Henry Normal in conversation

North Notts Lit Fest

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Nottingham Poetry Festival
13th - 22nd Nov

We are pleased to announce that Nottingham Poetry Festival will be launching from the 13 – 22 November 2020. This year, we’ll be delivering a blended festival, mixing a small number of live events with an online programme. We’re set to touch on the importance of poetic education, rebel against the notion that poetry is optional, and showcase the contemporary voices speaking now.

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ROGER MCGOUGH ANNUAL POETRY PRIZE 2020: IDENTITY

The Roger McGough poetry prize is a national poetry competition welcoming submissions inspired by this year’s theme of identity.

First prize is £150, second prize is £75, and third prize is £50.

Winning and shortlisted poems will be published in an anthology, with featured poets receiving a free copy. There will also be a winners’ ceremony in Spring 2021 (details to be confirmed).

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GET OVER YOURSELF
Leanne Moden

Get Over Yourself is a collection of poetry about belonging and exclusion. Using humour, spoken word and storytelling, Leanne Moden takes us through the familiar touchstones of experience - teenage rebellion, grief, sex, self-esteem and self-discovery - in collection of poems that mix the personal with the political.

“Leanne has a razor-sharp eye for details and a turn of phrase that will stay with you. These poems are joyous, uplifting and filled with lines that jump out and grab you by the heart.”
Jess Green

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Jumping Into A Waterfall
by Anna Percy

From the seclusion of the Scottish isles to the urban vigour of Manchester to the lowlands of East Anglia, Anna Percy observes an ever-changing world wherein change is sometimes imperceptible.

This passionate and enticing meditation of ecopoetry also explores modern feminism and its societal perception, whilst thematically embracing sensuality, mental health and wellbeing, love and loss.

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Submission Guide
Atrium Poetry

Atrium is a poetry webzine based in Worcestershire, UK.

We publish a new poem twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The word ‘atrium’ has two main links – to the heart, and to spacious central areas in buildings that are open and light. With this is mind, we want to publish poems that allow our readers to think, feel and see things in a new way.

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Submission Guide
Marbel Poetry

Marble Poetry is edited by Aisling Tempany. She is a graduate of Cardiff University, and a postgraduate of Swansea University. Her poems have appeared in magazines like Orbis, The Rialto, Agenda and Lighthouse, among others. She is also an artist, and currently Treasurer of the Women’s Arts Association. In between writing poetry, editing poetry and painting she works as a Bookkeeper.

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