|6th Sep 11|
Aldeburgh First Collection Award Shortlist
Tom Duddy's recent debut poetry collection, The Hiding Place, has been shortlisted for the† Aldeburgh First Collection Award.†
From 74 entries, the shortlist for the 2011 Aldeburgh First Collection Prize – one of the most influential and established poetry prizes in the UK – highlights five distinctive new voices as ‘ones-to-watch’ amongst the next generation of poets.
Rachael Boast, Sidereal†
The Aldeburgh First Collection Prize is valuable not just for its cash prize of £1,000, but also for the emphasis on identifying and developing talent.
|15th Aug 11|
Philip Levine named as US Poet Laureate
Philip Levine has been named the 18th US Poet Laureate.
Speaking at the announcement Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, said:
|5th Aug 11|
The Beara Writing Experience Near the Festival of Lughnasa
|5-7 August 2011|
Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat
Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland. The next writing workshop retreat from The Beara Writing Experience will take place around the festival of Lughnasa, which marked the year’s turning.
Looking backwards, Lughnasa was a presentation of the first fruits; looking forward, it marked the earth’s slow decline to winter.† Beginning and experienced writers alike will find new perspectives and inspiration by being fostered and encouraged in the beauty and tranquility of the Beara Peninsula.† For booking, and rates, contact Sue at email@example.com.
|26th Jul 11|
Sebastian Barry | Man Booker Prize Longlist
The 2011 Man Booker Prize longlist has been announced with Sebastian Barry's On Canaan's Side included in the running.
|20th Jul 11|
2011 Cardiff International Poetry Competition Winners
The winners of the 2011 Cardiff International Poetry Competition were announced last week with first prize being awarded to Malcolm Watson with Mario Petrucci taking second prize and Richard Halperin winning third place.
Five equal runners-up in the competition were: Nina Boyd, Rishi Dastidar, Mary O'Donnell,† Lesley Saunders and Karen McCarthy Woolf.