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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

Special offer for winning poets in the photo and poem challenge

Posted: Sunday, 27 April 2014

A small prize for the winning poets in the photo and poem challenge so far.

Update on photographers and poets

Posted: Sunday, 27 April 2014

Photographers and poets who have taken part in the challenge so far.

Week 21 – entries and results

Posted: Sunday, 27 April 2014

Week 21 – poems for voting

Week 20 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 19 April 2014

Week 20 – entries and results

Visit my blog to read my poems

Posted: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

If you liked Irene’s Daughter you may be interested in following my poetry blog where I am posting both old and new poems for everyone to read.

Week 21 – photo and poem challenge

Posted: Saturday, 12 April 2014

A new photograph to respond to.This week it is by Chris Sims.

David C Johnson – exhibition of paintings

Posted: Sunday, 6 April 2014

An exhibition of paintings by David C Johnson

Polish Poets in Exile at The Poetry Cafe

Posted: Saturday, 5 April 2014

Anna Maria Mickiewicz – Polish Poets in Exile, Poetry Cafe

Week 17 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 29 March 2014

Read the winning poem and all the entries again for week 17

Robert Frost’s birthday – March 26th

Posted: Wednesday, 26 March 2014

For Robert Frost’s birthday – March 26th 1874 a chance to read or revisit Mending Wall, a poem written by Frost in 1942.

Week 18 – photo and poem challenge

Posted: Saturday, 22 March 2014

Week 18 – photo and poem challenge. Photograph by Ira Joel Haber.

Week 16 – entries and results

Posted: Saturday, 22 March 2014

Week 16 – entries and results

Become a Poetry Space volunteer

Posted: Monday, 17 March 2014

Become a Poetry Space volunteer and gain valuable experience of the publishing industry and marketing.

MARCH MADNESS

Posted: Tuesday, 4 March 2014

SPECIAL OFFERS ON POETRY BOOKS FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE THIS MARCH

Poetry Space featured in Poetry Cornwall magazine

Posted: Saturday, 1 March 2014

Poetry Space in Poetry Cornwall magazine

Torriano Poetry Competition – closing soon

Posted: Saturday, 22 February 2014

Looking for a Poetry Competition to support then Torriano is closing on 28th February and is just £3 to enter with a chance of an attractive cash prize and publicaton in prizewinners’ anthology.

Big Red Poetry

Posted: Saturday, 22 February 2014

Big Red Poetry amongst the pizzas. Sounds scrummy…

Sylvia Perry at The Hours Cafe and Bookshop

Posted: Saturday, 22 February 2014

Sylvia Perry at The Hours Cafe and Bookshop in Brecon ahead of the St David’s Day launch of her brand new collection, A Kindness, published by us here at Poetry Space.

New publications for Poetry Space

Posted: Sunday, 16 February 2014

Poets joining the Poetry Space list this year include Roger Elkin, Neil Leadbeater, Maureen Weldon and Hannah Teasedale. We will be releasing a second and longer pamphlet collection for Beverley Ferguson following on from the success of Breaking Through.

Walking On – 18 poets from the Bath Poetry Cafe- Friday 28th February

Posted: Sunday, 16 February 2014

Walking On – 18 poets from the Bath Poetry Cafe showcase their work on Friday 28th February 11am – 4pm Bath Central Library. The event is part of The Bath Independent Literary Festival and is entirely free.

Update on Poetry Space Showcase Quarterly – Spring edition

Posted: Sunday, 16 February 2014

Poetry Space Quarterly Showcase – Spring edition finalised. Poetry Space Showcase is published four times a year, in March, June, September and December and is attracting 40-50 poem submissions now for every edition so very well done to those included this time.

Wordsworth or Shelley? Who would be your Valentine?

Posted: Friday, 14 February 2014

Poem from Susan Jane Sims for Valentine’s Day

Poetry Space Competition 2014 – how to enter

Posted: Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Poetry Space Competition 2014 is open for entries until June 30th midnight, All poems entered will be read by Alison Brackenbury. in 2005 Alison was on the judging panel of The National Poetry Competition. Alison is “waiting quietly for your entries to speak to her”.

News from Poetry Space friends – Maureen Weldon

Posted: Saturday, 8 February 2014

Monday10th February, Maureen Weldon will be the first Guest Poet for New Brighton Bards which is hosted by David Costello.

Friend of Poetry Space Annual Membership

Posted: Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Friend of Poetry Space Annual Membership – get discounts, signed books, free booklets, competitions and more…

Line up for The Journal – edited by Sam Smith

Posted: Friday, 24 January 2014

Recommended reading for contemporary poetry fans: The Journal publishes innovative new writing.

Winning Poetry Space Competition 2010 – Beverley Ferguson

Posted: Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Beverley Ferguson, winner of the first Poetry Space Competition in 2010, considers the transformative role of poetry in her life

Meet the Photographers – Alex Rotas

Posted: Friday, 10 January 2014

The first of a series of features on the photographers who have kindly let us put their poems on display as a visual stimulus for our poetry writing.

Enjoy a writing day in Frome – with Kate McKewan

Posted: Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Enjoy a writing day in Frome with Kate McKewan

A Writing Adventure – new course with Claire Williamson

Posted: Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Just had news of this new eight week course in Bristol, UK with poet Claire Williamson: A Writing Adventure   Unlocking the creative process and understanding how it meets your personality is the key to engaging with your originality, whatever your project or hopes for writing may be. As a seasoned writer, or as a • Read more…

Submission call from the US – Aquarium by the Ocean:A Literary Journal

Posted: Wednesday, 1 January 2014

New US online literary journal seeking submissions of poetry and flash fiction for a March launch date.

Christmas Poems from Poetry Space

Posted: Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas poems from Poetry Space

Michael KK Somuah gets top fashion magazine’s vote

Posted: Monday, 23 December 2013

It’s official- Michael is Glitzing all over…

Christmas Newsletter 2013

Posted: Saturday, 21 December 2013

Sue’s Christmas Newsletter

Chris Sims on the South West Coastpath

Posted: Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Once again Poetry Space’ in-house photographer Chris Sims has been out and about on the South West Coast path. If you are interested in this part of the British Isles coastpaths in general then take a look.Chris is one of the photographers featured in the Poetry and Photo challenge.

Introducing Caspar Riis – latest addition to the Poetry Space team

Posted: Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Introducing Caspar Riis, who has just started doing freelance work for Poetry Space. His latest project is the design and layout of Neil Leadbeater’s forthcoming collection The Loveliest Vein of Our Lives to be published in 2014.

London launch for Catching Light by Margaret Eddershaw

Posted: Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Rave reviews for Catching Light by Margaret Eddershaw – coming out this week! This collection is being launched at L’Osteria 57, Gray’s inn Rd, London. Do come along. Free wine and finger food.

Results for week 3 – the winning poem

Posted: Saturday, 9 November 2013

We had some very interesting poems  submitted in response to this lovely action shot by Alex Rotas. Some  took a literal angle, others more oblique.  Thank you to Alex and to all the poets who responded and indeed to everyone who voted this week. The voting was extremely close with Poem 2, Veteran Pole Vaulter • Read more…

Word of Mouth – free lunch time reading in Belfast

Posted: Saturday, 2 November 2013

LINEN HALL LUNCHTIME READINGS Friday 15 November 2013 1.00pm – 2.30pm (Free) Hear established and emerging voices in poetry. Plus – open mic opportunity (one poem per person) With Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Eilish Martin and Erin Halliday. http://biromums.wordpress.com/?p=64&preview=true

Poetry Space Competition 2014 : Read Alison Brackenbury’s thoughts on judging

Posted: Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Poetry Space Competition 2014 : Read Alison Brackenbury’s thoughts on judging this competition as it enters its 5th year.

Science Meets Life and Death in Venice

Posted: Saturday, 28 September 2013

In Venice this weekend, a major international organisation was launched: the Hippocrates Society for Poetry and Medicine. This launch marks the 5th year of the hugely successful Hippocrates initiative, which has attracted interest from 55 countries in its major awards and symposia.   http://hippocrates-poetry.org/news/press-releases-2/science-meets-life-and.html