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‘Surreal, serious and seriously funny’ : Poetry Space launches Once Bitten in Covent Garden

Posted: Thursday, 6 December 2012

‘Surreal, serious and seriously funny’ Poetry Space launches Once Bitten at The Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, London

Read a poem, write a poem by Moira Andrew

Posted: Monday, 3 December 2012

Well, it’s not as easy as all that – there’s a lot more to writing a poem, as I know to my cost.  The poet Wes Magee has said, Poetry is two four-letter words – HARD WORK!  But one thing is sure, the more a poet reads, the more successful the subsequent writing becomes.  It’s true that • Read more…


Posted: Monday, 19 November 2012

From now until the deadline of June 30th 2013 I shall be inviting guest poets to write short articles for Poetry Space on a variety of poetry related subjects. Read the first here from poet Geraldine Green.

Once Bitten – a brand new title for Poetry Space

Posted: Wednesday, 14 November 2012

This has been children’s year at Poetry Space. Tomorrow we launch or latest title, Once Bitten : a collection of poems by David R. Morgan.

Moira Andrew – highly commended in Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize

Posted: Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Moira Andrew has been highly commended for her mini collection of poems: Man on the Moon in the inaugural Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize organised by Indigo Dreams Publishing. Congratulations Moira.

100,000 Poets for Change a big success in Bath

Posted: Sunday, 30 September 2012

I attended and read at the 100,000 Poets for Change event in Bath yesterday. This was just one of 800 events being held on the same day across the world and felt very exciting to be a part of. Highlights for me were hearing from the young undergraduates at Bath Spa, from Iraqi-British poet Dikra • Read more…

Martyn Crucefix to judge Poetry Space Competition 2013

Posted: Sunday, 2 September 2012

Martyn Crucefix has agreed to judge Poetry Space Competition 2013.The 2013 competition will be the fourth for Poetry Space and the profits will continue to help in bringing new and lesser known poets to recognition.Prize money for 2013 will increase to £250 (1st prize).

Inspired by Falmouth – finding a love of writing in retirement

Posted: Monday, 27 August 2012

June Moore. Inspired by Falmouth: Reflections. Palores Publications.

100,000 Poets for Change

Posted: Thursday, 23 August 2012

100,000 Poets for change. Events will be taking place all over the world on Saturday 29th September.

Bath Cafe poets will open the event with a half hour slot.

BRSLI, Queen Square Bath

Major wholesaler Gardners Books have placed an order for Down the Plughole

Posted: Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Great news. Major book wholesaler has placed an order for Down the Plughole. Gardners supply large bookshop chains like Waterstones.

Down the Plughole launch at Imagine Bookshop, Weymouth Saturday 26th May 1pm till 4pm

Posted: Friday, 25 May 2012

Down the plughole is a collection of poems for children teamed up with fantastic illustrations.

Listen to Fiona Murphy & Michelle Last on Radio Leicester ahead of book launch

Posted: Sunday, 6 May 2012

Fiona Murphy and Michelle Last, autor and illustrator of Down the Plughole, recently published by Poetry Space are interviewed here by Sally Pepper on Friday 4th May.

To Pay or Not to Pay

Posted: Saturday, 24 March 2012

Award winning poet Anne Stewart considers the pros and cons of entering poetry competitions.

Fiona Murphy and Michelle Last – new authors for Poetry Space

Posted: Monday, 12 March 2012

We shall shortly be launching the very first children’s book for Poetry Space. This is a joint collaboration between poet Fiona Murphy and illustrator, Michelle Last. The two got together via Facebook. The book has just had a fantastic review from poet Wendy French, winner of The Hippocrates Prize for poetry in 2010.

Here is what Wendy had to say about the book:

Poetry and a Pint- Bath March 12th – featuring past Poetry Space competition winner

Posted: Monday, 5 March 2012

Beverley Ferguson winner of Poetry Space Competition 2010 has a guest slot at Poetry and a Pint event at St James’ Wine Vaults in Bath on Monday 12th March. 8 -10pm Beverley’s poem Illness was chosen by Philip Lyons and was published in Collage: The Best of Poetry Space 2010, available from our online bookshop.    

Review: Beneath the Dreaming Tree – David R Morgan

Posted: Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Poems by David R Morgan We are conceived, we are born, we live, we sleep, we dream, we die! This is the journey we take with David through an intensity of personal emotion and experience reaching deep into the subconscious, into history, into space and grace. We share the surreal Ghosts Dancing in the Moonlight • Read more…

Review: Like it is – Philip Lyons

Posted: Monday, 20 February 2012

In an age when poets are commenting on and discussing the voices of new and older contemporary poets here is a refreshing and accomplished voice not afraid to speak out about domestic situations and also to use rhyme shamelessly in all of his poems. Lyons speaks with a simplicity that combines the earthy detail with • Read more…

Featured Poet: Moira Andrew

Posted: Monday, 20 February 2012

Moira was born and educated in Scotland. She was a teacher, primary Head Teacher, College and University lecturer. She has two grown-up daughters, three stepsons, a step-daughter and a Brown Burmese cat. When Allen, her lovely husband, died in 2003, she moved from Cardiff to Cornwall. Moira is a children’s poet and author of a • Read more…

PoetrySpace Writing Retreat, 22 June – 25 June 2012 – Cancelled

Posted: Friday, 17 February 2012

A summer writing retreat, in a 16th century farmhouse and annexe in Devon woodland (nr Tiverton)

Evening of Celebration – 04 February 2012

Posted: Friday, 17 February 2012

An evening of celebration with prize winners and contributors.

Exploring the Personal Within the Political in the Poetry Of Deborah Harvey

Posted: Monday, 6 February 2012

Review of Communion by Deborah Harvey

November Featured Poet: Jovica Tasevski – Eternijan

Posted: Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Jovica Tasevski – Eternijan (born 25th July 1976, Skopje) is a renowned Macedonian poet, essayist and literary critic. He graduated from the Comparative Literature Department, Faculty of Philology “Blaže Koneski” in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. Works in National and University Library “St. Clement of Ohrid” – Skopje. He is a member of the Editorial Board • Read more…

Azadeh K Taj departs PoetrySpace as co-director

Posted: Friday, 11 November 2011

It is with great sadness I announce my departure from PoetrySpace. I have been part of the growth of this wonderful company since 2009 and it was a joy to be part of such an incredible collaboration.

Second full collection for PoetrySpace has now been published

Posted: Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Our second full collection Beneath The Dreaming Tree by David R. Morgan has now been released and has sold over a 100 copies ahead of publication.

October Featured Poet: Perugu Ramakrishna

Posted: Thursday, 20 October 2011

Perugu Ramakrishna was born in Nellore and has number Haikus published in Leading Telugu journals and translated to English and has been published in about twenty web journals and sites. Amongst his many achievements, Perugu is a recipient of the Ranjani-Kundurthi National Poetry Award (2003), received a SPSR Nellore Dist Best Literate Commendation from Dist • Read more…

Philip Lyons

Posted: Saturday, 1 October 2011

A second opportunity to hear Philip read from his new collection Like It Is.

Follow PoetrySpace on Facebook

Posted: Tuesday, 7 December 2010

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