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Reviews of two Poetry Space best selling books

Posted: Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Lizzie Ballagher reviews two Poetry Space titles: What the Trees Are Telling Me by Elizabeth Rapp and Chester City Walls by Julia D. McGuinness

Poetry Space Competition 2016 – results

Posted: Thursday, 25 August 2016

The full list of winners and commended poets in this years fabulous competition judged by Myra Schneider.

Gloria Artis medal for Anna Maria Mickiewicz

Posted: Thursday, 14 July 2016

On May 23rd I was thrilled to be invited to the Polish Embassy in London to see Poetry Space poet, Anna Maria Mickiewicz presented with a medal for services to culture.             Anna received her medal from the Polish Ambassador and her work including the wonderful London Manuscript collection published • Read more…

Poetry Space Competition 2016

Posted: Thursday, 7 July 2016

Poetry Space Competition 2016 closed on June 30th with 249 entries. All entries are now with our judge Myra Schneider. Results by mid September.

Back to Ireland for for Maureen Weldon

Posted: Sunday, 20 March 2016

Poetry Space poet, Maureen Weldon was delighted to have her poem “Sink, And The Great House, North Wales,” included in Crannog, Spring Issue 41, 2016.

Taking Notes – Poems from Poetry Space Competition 2015

Posted: Sunday, 20 March 2016

All the winning and commended poems in the 2015 competition brought together in a beautiful anthology.

Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes – Introductory workshop, Bristol in May

Posted: Saturday, 5 March 2016

Saturday 21st May 2016 (Bristol) Take part in a workshop in creative writing for therapeutic purposes, hear an introductory talk, meet students and ask questions. Cost: £75.00 (Please bring your own lunch). Location: Bristol (Clifton) on Saturday 21st May 2016 from 11.00am – 5.00pm with Graham Hartill & Claire Williamson Students who do the course • Read more…

Poetry and Milk

Posted: Friday, 26 February 2016

Poetry Space editor Sue Sims answers a frequently asked question.

Week 52 -entries and results

Posted: Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Read winning poem The Ruddock by Tomas Bird and the others from week 52 of the photo and poem challenge. Congratulations to Tomas and to David Waters for the use of the beautiful photograph.

Week 51 – entries and results

Posted: Sunday, 7 February 2016

All the poems inspired by the Week 51 photograph by Krys Kelly with all writers’ names revealed. The winner is Susan Castillo-Street with Bordello.

Eggs on Toast by Jade Anouka

Posted: Sunday, 31 January 2016

Actor and poet, Jade Anouka’s first pamphlet collection was published on Valentine’s Day.

Week 50 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 30 January 2016

Photo and Poem Challenge – week 50 – results

New Year message from Poetry Space

Posted: Thursday, 7 January 2016

Poetry Space editor, Susan Jane Sims summarises a year in Poetry Space.

Week 51 – entries and results

Posted: Thursday, 7 January 2016

Please send in poems inspired by this lovely photograph taken by Krys Kelly. Deadline Saturday 30th January. Free entry.

Riding the Rainbow by Margaret Eddershaw

Posted: Saturday, 5 December 2015

A brand new pamphlet collection from Margaret Eddershaw in support of Ibba Girls School in South Sudan. “This lively and witty collection shows that Margaret is a traveller who, in the tradition of great poets, has an extraordinary gift for finding a visual image or a spoken phrase which somehow conjures up a person, a place, a culture, a moment in time.” (John Bennington)
ALL PROCEEDS TO IBBA GIRLS SCHOOL

Kshanti by Wendy Stern

Posted: Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Wendy Stern died earlier this year. This pamphlet contains a selection of her poems, dictated to her carers as she did not have the physical capacity to use a pen or a keyboard. The poems are uplifting, hopeful and accepting. Two poems, not in this selection will appear later in the 2016 competition anthology as they were commended by John Siddique.

‘The Darkness and the Thunder and the Rain’

Posted: Saturday, 14 November 2015

A review of Bath Poetry Cafe’s performance of poetry from the First World War in The Elwin Room, Bath Literary and Scientific Institute.

What the trees are telling me by Elizabeth Rapp

Posted: Friday, 30 October 2015

This is a fourth collection by Elizabeth Rapp.

Chester City Walls: A Poet’s Mosaic by Julia D. McGuinness

Posted: Wednesday, 14 October 2015

This beautifully illustrated collection is by Julia D. McGuiness who lives in Ellesmere Poet, Cheshire. Julia has written four books and this is her first collection of poetry.

Week 47 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 3 October 2015

Eight poems written in response to a lovely photograph by Lizzie Ballagher. The winner is Angie Butler.

South Downs Way poetry

Posted: Friday, 28 August 2015

Lizzie Ballagher, poet- in- residence on the South Downs Way

Summer reading from Poetry Space

Posted: Monday, 3 August 2015

Recommend some summer reading from the Poetry Space collection and earn yourself a free book!

Week 46 – Entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 1 August 2015

Names added so you can read and enjoy again once more. The winning poem is Not Quite Warm Enough to Swim by Sue Spiers.

Short story contest – winners

Posted: Thursday, 16 July 2015

Announcing the winners in the short story contest.

Week 40 – entries and results

Posted: Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Ten shortlisted poems for the first challenge of the new year – week 40 of the ongoing photo and poem challenge

Bath Poetry Cafe – competition – deadline 31st January 2015

Posted: Friday, 23 January 2015

Entries need to reach Sue Boyle by Saturday 31st January. Shortlisted poets will be featured on Poetry Space.

Week 50 – poems for voting

Posted: Wednesday, 21 January 2015

  Week 50 – photograph by Susan Jane Sims   Sorry for the delay in publishing the poems submitted for the above photograph. Please vote for you favourite by Saturday 30th January please, 10am Poem 1 Free school   There have been approximately 150 shooting incidents in US schools since 2000   Ready for another • Read more…

What poetry books did you read in 2014?

Posted: Saturday, 27 December 2014

The New Yorker magazine has just published a list of great poetry books from 2014. What poetry books have you read this year? Send us your list of nine for publication on Poetry Space along with your comments. www.poetryspace.cu.uk

Christmas Blog begins….

Posted: Wednesday, 24 December 2014

It’s Christmas Eve so why not drop in to the Poetry Space Christmas blog:   Christmas poems   Happy Christmas !! It is not too late to send yours in.  

Lumen Poetry Series with Ruth O’Callaghan

Posted: Sunday, 7 December 2014

If you are in London this is well worth attending:   Tuesday December 16th 2014      (doors open 6.30 for 7p.m.) Ruth O’Callaghan presents   Jan Fortune Launching her new collection   Slate Voices               Co-reader        Adam Craig Poets from the floor very welcome. Please leave the  poem you read to be considered for the next • Read more…

The Interpreter’s House – Open House 2015 competition

Posted: Sunday, 7 December 2014

Just had new from Martin Malone that The Interpreter’s House poetry publication has just launched its poetry competition ‘Open House 2015’ with judge Liz Berry:   Check it out here:  http://www.theinterpretershouse.com/competition

The Wagu Project – Bristol

Posted: Saturday, 6 December 2014

Just had news of a great Arts project that took place last summer: The WAGU Project is a music/media project brought to you by Skrilla UGQ, The Full Circle Youths and Anonymous Media UK. It consisted of song writing, music recording, tshirt designing, video scripting, video recording & editing. The purpose of the project was • Read more…

Midnight Robin by Maureen Weldon – launching Saturday 15th November in Chester

Posted: Saturday, 15 November 2014

  Maureen Weldon will be launching her very beautiful Poetry Space collection, Midnight Robin, at Stanley Palace, Watergate Street, Chester this evening – Saturday 15th November from 7 to 9 pm. If you are in the area do come along. Maureen has already previewed the book at a festival in Kiev recently to wide acclaim. • Read more…

A review of London Manuscript by Anna Maria Mickiewicz

Posted: Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Tomasz Niedokos reviews London Manuscript by Anna Maria Mickiewicz

This thing called Poetry Space

Posted: Saturday, 8 November 2014

A poem from Susan Jane Sims

Flowers in the Blood by Beverley Ferguson – launch in Bath

Posted: Sunday, 2 November 2014

Friday November 7th. St James Wine Vaults, Bath, 7.30pm. Flowers in the Blood (book launch) with Beverley Ferguson and Susan Jane Sims. A chance to hear Beverley reading poems from her brand new collection, supported by Susan revisiting her 2010 collection Irene’s Daughter. The event is at St James Wine Vaults in Bath and starts at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

Welcome to Poetry Space Competition 2015

Posted: Saturday, 1 November 2014

A heartfelt letter to poets from John Siddique to mark the launch of our sixth annual, international poetry competition.

Johanna Boal on Radio Humberside

Posted: Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Cardboard City over the airwaves – Radio Humberside, October 2nd

Week 33 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 6 September 2014

Week 33 – The winner is Shirley Wright with Defunct! Thanks to Chris O’Connell for the stunning photograph!

News on Poetry Space Competition 2015

Posted: Friday, 5 September 2014

Poetry Space is delighted to announce that John Siddique will be judging its annual international poetry competition in 2015.

Poetry Space Competition 2014 – FULL LIST OF RESULTS

Posted: Thursday, 21 August 2014

Read the top three poems and a full list of highly commended and runner up poems all selected by Alison Brackenbury from the 223 submitted in this bumper year!

Poetry Space Competition 2014 – UPDATE

Posted: Saturday, 9 August 2014

Poetry Space Competition 2014 closed for entries on June 30th and the 223 poems were all read by Alison Brackenbury.

The top three winners are:

1st: Glen Wilson – For Want of a better word

2nd: Robin Muers – He’s settled in quite well

3rd: Angie Butler ‘Son, you’re 42’

Week 25 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 17 May 2014

Week 25 – a new photograph to respond to.

Week 22 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 3 May 2014

Poems written in response to week 22 of the photo and poem challenge

Week 23 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 3 May 2014

Poems written in response to Week 23 – photo and poem challenge