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Jean Binta Breeze

Jean 'Binta' Breeze reading Ilkley

Jean Binta Breeze

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze and Aoife Mannix. Iconic Jamaican dub poet and storyteller, Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze is live in Ilkley for National Poetry Day, with Irish writer and poet Aoife Mannix. ‘Binta’ Breeze’...
Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland reading Ilkley

Kevin Crossley Holland

An Evening with the Vikings: Kevin Crossley-Holland, Ilkley Literature Festival. An evening of words and music with author, poet and broadcaster, Kevin Crossley-Holland and noted folk musicians Geoff...
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan reading Ilkley

Ian McMillan

25 Years of the Poetry Business: Ian McMillan Paul Bentley and Jonathan Davidson, Ilkley Literature Festival. Celebrate 25 years of the Poetry Business with an all-star line up! Ian McMillan, much-...
Jean Binta Breeze

Jean 'Binta' Breeze Masterclass Ilkley

Jean Binta Breeze

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze Poetry Masterclass, Ilkley Literature Festival. In this poetry session by award-winning writer and pioneering dub poet Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze, you will be encouraged to play with...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon Kyoto Conference

Paul Muldoon

The 2011 IASIL JAPAN Conference of Literature. Saturday 8 October - Sunday 9 October. Theme: History and Healing in Irish Writing. Guests: Paul Muldoon (Professor of Creative Writing, Lewis Center...
Paul Farley

Paul Farley reading Ilkley

Paul Farley

Edgelands: Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley. Two award-winning poets discuss their prose exploration of the ‘edgelands’, the forgotten spaces in between city and countryside, from gravel pits...
Michael Sharkey

Michael Sharkey at Australian Poetry Symposium

Michael Sharkey

Michael Sharkey at the Australian Poetry Symposium. 'Inhabiting a poem'. George Szirtes said “Nobody reads a poem to find out what happens in the last line. They read the poem for the experience of...
Jane Duran

Jane Duran at Poet in the City 2

Jane Duran

Poet in the City and the Instituto Cervantes London invite you to a celebration of the life and poetry of Federico García Lorca, and the launch of a brand new translation of his Gypsy Ballads. This...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage reading Bristol

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage and Sean O'Brien at the Arnolfini.
Poetry nights don't come much more impressive than this.
Simon Armitage is hugely entertaining, original, surprising and thrilling - one of the very...
Jackie Kay

National Poetry Day, Jackie Kay at the Southbank

Jackie Kay

Join Southbank Centre and the Poetry Society to celebrate National Poetry Day 2011. Featuring Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Simon Armitage with Jackie Kay, Michael Rosen, Imtiaz Dharker, Glyn...
Michael Rosen

National Poetry Day, Michael Rosen at the Southbank

Michael Rosen

Join Southbank Centre and the Poetry Society to celebrate National Poetry Day 2011. Featuring Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Simon Armitage with Jackie Kay, Michael Rosen, Imtiaz Dharker, Glyn...
Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson reading Cheltenham

Fiona Sampson

Cheltenham Literary Festival - Visit the Poetry Café for a rare opportunity to hear Chris Wallace-Crabbe, one of Australia’s leading poets, and award-winning poet Fiona Sampson, as they read from...
Imtiaz Dharker

National Poetry Day, Imtiaz Dharker at the Southbank

Imtiaz Dharker

Join Southbank Centre and the Poetry Society to celebrate National Poetry Day 2011. Featuring Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Simon Armitage with Jackie Kay, Michael Rosen, Imtiaz Dharker, Glyn...
Simon Armitage

National Poetry Day, Simon Armitage at the Southbank

Simon Armitage

Join Southbank Centre and the Poetry Society to celebrate National Poetry Day 2011. Featuring Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Simon Armitage with Jackie Kay, Michael Rosen, Imtiaz Dharker, Glyn...
Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien reading Bristol

Sean O'Brien

Simon Armitage and Sean O'Brien at the Arnolfini.
Poetry nights don't come much more impressive than this. Sean O'Brien is a genius and a visionary. A winner of both the T.S. Eliot and Forward Prize...
Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes Stories & Poems

Ted Hughes

Ted Hughes Stories and Poems at the Cheltenham Literary Festival. Age 8+. Join author and former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and acclaimed actor Juliet Stevenson as they bring to life Ted...
Michael Symmons Roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts reading Ilkley

Michael Symmons Roberts

Edgelands: Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley. Two award-winning poets discuss their prose exploration of the ‘edgelands’, the forgotten spaces in between city and countryside, from gravel pits...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage reading Ilkley

Simon Armitage

Join Simon Armitage for the world premiere of In Memory of Water, the eagerly awaited Stanza Stones poems commissioned by Ilkley Literature Festival in association with imove, currently being carved...
David Harsent

David Harsent reading Edinburgh

David Harsent

Robert Bringhurst & David Harsent at Edinburgh International Book Festival. This event features two leading poets whose verse is celebrated internationally: Margaret Atwood argued that ‘Robert...
Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson reading Edinburgh

Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Too Cold for Snow / And Yet it Snows. Passionate, honest and remorseless, Robertson's poems capture a deep identification with the...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Edinburgh2

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Carol Ann Duffy presents poems from her forthcoming collection The Bees. Her poetry is given added flight by musician John Sampson with...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Edinburgh

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Carol Ann Duffy first discovered poetry through reading other people's verse at school. 'A love poem in a quiet English lesson seemed as...
Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson reading Wordsworth Trust

Fiona Sampson

The Wordsworth Trust present a poetry reading by Fiona Sampson and Carola Luther. Tickets £7.00/£8.00 (on door). Season ticket £65.00 for all Tuesday readings. For more information call 015394 35544...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading Rye

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion - Laurels and Donkeys. The former Poet Laureate has produced a profoundly moving new book of war poems presenting scenes from 20th and 21st century conflicts that have involved British...
Jan Kemp

Jan Kemp reading London

Jan Kemp

The Poetry Library presents a talk by NZ composer Gillian Whitehead about her work, which was featured at the London Festival. Before and after Gillian's talk there will be poetry by Jan Kemp and...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Edinburgh3

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Families 7yrs+. Carol Ann Duffy’s latest book for children, The Gift, is a lyrical journey through the life of one girl. Beautifully...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Edinburgh

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. From Poignant Autobiography to Powerful Poetry. After last year’s unforgettable memoir Red Dust Road comes a new collection of poetry from the...
John Mole

John Mole reading Poet in the City

John Mole

The Demiurge - part of Poet in the City's Grace Under Pressure series, showcasing some of the poetry world’s best contemporary talent - will explore the new works of three exciting contemporary poets...
Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson reading Millersville University

Robin Robertson

Lecture by Robin Robertson. Robin Robertson's multi award-winning poetry appears regularly in the London Review of Books and the NY Review of Books. His first volume of poetry, "A Painted Field" won...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Wordsworth Trust

Paul Muldoon

The 2011 Wordsworth Trust reading series draws to a close with an evening with one of the world's finest and most innovative poets, Paul Muldoon. His new collection of poetry, Maggot, was published...
Jane Duran

Jane Duran reading Poet in the City

Jane Duran

The Demiurge - part of Poet in the City's Grace Under Pressure series, showcasing some of the poetry world’s best contemporary talent - will explore the new works of three exciting contemporary poets...
Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig reading Edinburgh

Andrew Greig

Andrew Greig spends his summers on one of the flatter Scottish Islands, but this year he visits Edinburgh International Book Festival to celebrate the new complete collection of his mountain poetry,...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Edinburgh2

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Awards (formerly the Scottish Arts Council Book Awards) have been key to the promotion of Scottish...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon A Turn at Tara

Paul Muldoon

The line up for the fourth annual "Feis Teamhra: A Turn at Tara", on August the 28th makes for impressive reading with some of the best known names on the Irish and international music scene in...
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading Cheltenham

Wendy Cope

Cheltenham Literary Festival - From a motorway service area to her ambivalent relationship with religion, much-loved poet Wendy Cope covers a wide range of subject matter, and blends sadness and joy...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Cheltenham

Paul Muldoon

Cheltenham Literary Festival - In an event specially curated and introduced by Jo Shapcott, join three of Britain’s finest poets Paul Muldoon, David Harsent and Sean O’Brien for a rare opportunity to...
Fergus Allen

Fergus Allen reading Aldeburgh 1

Fergus Allen

Fergus Allen at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Join Helen Mort, followed by Fergus Allen, as each poet scrutinises a favourite poem. This event is free. For more information visit www....
Fergus Allen

Fergus Allen reading Aldeburgh 2

Fergus Allen

Fergus Allen at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Fergus Allen, Amjad Nasser and Kay Ryan - Fully-examined lives. Now 90, Fergus Allen brings erudition, bracing clarity and wry self-deprecation to...
Fergus Allen

Fergus Allen reading Aldeburgh 3

Fergus Allen

Fergus Allen at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival -
Floating Boat. Peter Blegvad welcomes 90-year-old Fergus Allen aboard to talk about his late emergence as a poet – first collection published by...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Aldeburgh

Roger McGough

Roger McGough at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. The gifted young winners of our annual Aldeburgh Young Poets
Competition read their marvellous poems. They are followed
by the one and only Roger...
George Szirtes

George Szirtes reading London

George Szirtes

George Szirtes and Andrei Bodiu reading, London. Part of the 'Contemporary Romanian Poets' series, a 6-part series featuring some of the very best contemporary Romanian poets, hosted by Poet in the...
Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn reading Aldeburgh

Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Reading: Jane Draycott, Leontia Flynn, Chris Wallace-Crabbe.
Three generations – from England, Ireland and Australia.
Jane Draycott heightens our...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reading Aldeburgh 3

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Short Take: The 21st Century Poem? What’s Chris Wallace-Crabbe’s point of view? This event is free. For more information visit: www....
Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock reading Aldeburgh 1

Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Fleur Adcock, Christian Campbell, Oliver Reynolds.
Three generations, three cultures. For over forty years
Fleur Adcock, originally from New...
Robert Hass

Robert Hass reading Aldeburgh 1

Robert Hass

Robert Hass at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Talk: The Haiku Masters. Robert Hass is renowned for his versions of the 17th and 18th century haiku masters – Basho, Buson and Issa. With reference...
Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn reading Aldeburgh 2

Leontia Flynn

Leontia Flynn at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Craft Talk: Advancing the Sequence. How one poem becomes the building block for larger structures. Leontia Flynn demonstrates that the fortuitous...
Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin at Aldeburgh

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Exchange: Shared enthusiasm. When asked for a list of their favourite poets, Ireland’s Maurice Riordan and America’s Kay Ryan both came up with...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Aldeburgh 2

Roger McGough

Roger McGough at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Q&A. The national treasure and ‘trickster you can trust’ explores overnight fame with Lily the Pink, encounters with Bob Dylan, John Lennon,...
Michael Laskey

Michael Laskey reading Aldeburgh

Michael Laskey

Michael Laskey at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Open workshop. Renewable energy powered by Michael Laskey and Jeni Smith. Plug into the electricity generated by a roomful of poets. Spark those...
Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock reading Aldeburgh 3

Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Close Readings. Join Fleur Adcock, followed by Meg Bateman,
as each poet scrutinises a favourite poem. This event is free. For more information...
Robert Hass

Robert Hass & Fleur Adcock reading Aldeburgh 2

Robert Hass

23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Discussion: The 21st Century Poem? What are its characteristics? How is it affected by today’s dizzying speed of communication and information clamour? How does it...
Fleur Adcock

(Robert Hass &) Fleur Adcock reading Aldeburgh 2

Fleur Adcock

23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Discussion: The 21st Century Poem? What are its characteristics? How is it affected by today’s dizzying speed of communication and information clamour? How does it...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reading Aldeburgh 2

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Reading: Jane Draycott, Leontia Flynn, Chris Wallace-Crabbe.
Three generations – from England, Ireland and Australia.
Jane Draycott...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe workshop Aldeburgh

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Workshop: Gathering Momentum. Joseph Brodsky said that ‘the lines add up and acquire a mass, which demands a next movement’. Bring a...
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading Piccadilly

Wendy Cope

To celebrate this year’s National Poetry Day, Poet in the City is proud to present an evening with Wendy Cope on the theme of Games People Play. Her most recent collection of work, Family Values,...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reading Sheffield

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Off the Shelf, Sheffield’s Annual Celebration of Writing and Reading, presents Chris Wallace-Crabbe, Katharine Kilelea and Jean McNeil. Chris Wallace-Crabbe is a distinguished Australian poet...
Esther Morgan

Esther Morgan reading Cheltenham

Esther Morgan

Esther Morgan and Neil Astley, Cheltenham Literary Festival. Much-loved poetry anthology, Being Human offers hundreds of thoughtful and passionate poems about living in the modern world to touch the...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reading Cheltenham

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Cheltenham Literary Festival - Visit the Poetry Café for a rare opportunity to hear Chris Wallace-Crabbe, one of Australia’s leading poets, and award-winning poet Fiona Sampson, as they read from...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Exeter

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading, Exeter. The University of Exeter College of Humanities warmly invites you to a reading by Paul Muldoon. Public Event – Tickets £5 (free to students). Advance Tickets from Exeter...
David Harsent

David Harsent reading Cheltenham

David Harsent

Cheltenham Literary Festival - In an event specially curated and introduced by Jo Shapcott, join three of Britain’s finest poets Paul Muldoon, David Harsent and Sean O’Brien for a rare opportunity to...
Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien reading Cheltenham

Sean O'Brien

Cheltenham Literary Festival - In an event specially curated and introduced by Jo Shapcott, join three of Britain’s finest poets Paul Muldoon, David Harsent and Sean O’Brien for a rare opportunity to...
Esther Morgan

Esther Morgan reading Cheltenham 2

Esther Morgan

Esther Morgan and Lawrence Sail, Cheltenham Literary Festival. A chance to hear two acclaimed poets perform work from their latest collections. Esther Morgan reads from Grace, in which she examines...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reading Glasgow

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

There couldn't be a more appropriate day for the launch of this new regular Glasgow poetry meet-up - it's National Poetry Day and there's live readings on offer from Australian poet Chris Wallace-...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Kingston

Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading, Kingston. An evening of poems to amaze & delight. Roger McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette and jives in Macca’s trousers. He shares the pain of...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading Avening

Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion reading Avening. Sir Andrew Motion will be reading from his book of poems, The Cinder Path, short listed for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and will answer questions...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reading Aldeburgh

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Craft Talk: Ending a Poem. Older forms, like the villanelle and the sonnet, were able to close like a trap. Chris Wallace-Crabbe, alert to...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Basingstoke

Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading, Basingstoke. An evening of poems to amaze and delight. McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette and jives in Macca’s trousers. He shares the pain of Lord...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Cheltenham

Roger McGough

Roger McGough, Cheltenham Literary Festival. Age 8+. Roger McGough is one of our best-known and best-loved poets. Join him for a wonderful poetry performance and watch him illustrate a veritable zoo...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reading Edinburgh

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe - towering figure in Australian poetry, as poet, critic and as an advocate for poetry - will discuss his favourite poems and read from his own work, in conversation with Scottish...
Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe reading Dublin

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Enda Wyley. Poetry Ireland in association with the Irish Writers Centre & Dublin UNESCO city of Literature presents a reading by Australian poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe and...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Poetry Prom

Jackie Kay

The Poetry Prom. The line-up for this year's Poetry Prom will be a unique trio of great British women poets: Helen Dunmore, Jackie Kay and Alice Oswald. For tickets call: 01728 687110 or visit: https...
Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore reading Poetry Prom

Helen Dunmore

The Poetry Prom. The line-up for this year's Poetry Prom will be a unique trio of great British women poets: Helen Dunmore, Jackie Kay and Alice Oswald. For tickets call: 01728 687110 or visit: https...
Ruth Fainlight

Ruth Fainlights reads for Poetry Cuts

Ruth Fainlight

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Annie Freud

Annie Freud reads for Poetry Cuts

Annie Freud

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati reads for Poetry Cuts

Mimi Khalvati

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra reads for Poetry Cuts

Daljit Nagra

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker reads for Poetry Cuts

Imtiaz Dharker

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
George Szirtes

George Szrites reads for Poetry Cuts

George Szirtes

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke reads for Poetry Cuts

Gillian Clarke

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson reads for Poetry Cuts

Fiona Sampson

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
John Agard

John Agard reads for Poetry Cuts

John Agard

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Jane Duran

Jane Duran reads for Poetry Cuts

Jane Duran

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Michael Symmons Roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts reading London Literature Festival

Michael Symmons Roberts

State of the Nation. Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley share their experiences of growing up on the 'edgelands' of British cities and explore the physicality of these places today. Their...
Paul Farley

Paul Farley reading London Literature Festival

Paul Farley

State of the Nation. Poets Michael Symmons Roberts and Paul Farley share their experiences of growing up on the 'edgelands' of British cities and explore the physicality of these places today. Their...
Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock reads for Poetry Cuts

Fleur Adcock

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle reads for Poetry Cuts

Penelope Shuttle

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Michael Symmons Roberts

Michael Symmons Roberts reads for Poetry Cuts

Michael Symmons Roberts

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Jacob Sam-La Rose

Jacob Sam La-Rose reads for Poetry Cuts

Jacob Sam-La Rose

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
David Harsent

David Harsent reads for Poetry Cuts

David Harsent

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Elaine Feinstein

Elaine Feinstein reads for Poetry Cuts

Elaine Feinstein

An evening celebrating the best of contemporary British poetry to benefit the Poetry Book Society. Minimum donation of £10 at the door (cash or cheques if possible please). For more information visit...
Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Fusek Peters, Hay Festival 2011

Andrew Fusek Peters Children's Poems

Tree Tops and Tall Tales with Andrew Peters, Hay Festival. Join this accomplished storyteller and writer as he reveals the secrets of Arborium, the futuristic tree top world, from his epic debut...
Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Andrew Fusek Peters reading Birmingham

Andrew Fusek Peters Children's Poems

In Ravenwood, high up in the last trees in the world, lives plumber’s boy Ark. When a plot to destroy the forest is uncovered Ark holds the key to save their home and refuge. Andrew Peters introduces...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Frome

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres's show includes material from her bestselling books, Surgically Enhanced, With These Hands, and The Works, along with new poems and stories. “You're only gradually aware of verse that...
Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Fusek Peters, Shrewsbury Bookfest

Andrew Fusek Peters Children's Poems

Andrew Fusek Peters launches his exciting new novel Ravenwood – a thrilling adventure set in the tallest trees in the world - at Shrewsbury Bookfest. The story was snapped up by the publisher who...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage reading Hay 2011

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage: The Pembertons Poetry Reading, Hay Festival. The poet introduces and reads work selected from his collections, from Zoom and Kid to Tyrannosaurus Rex Versus The Corderoy Kid and...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Kingston

Pam Ayres

Following her sell-out performance in 2008, Pam Ayres returns to the Rose Theatre with material from her bestselling books, Surgically Enhanced, With These Hands and The Works, along with new poems...
Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig reading Grasmere

Ian Duhig

Poetry reading by Ian Duhig and Katharine Towers. Ian Duhig's poetry sits at the intersection of the literary and folk traditions. Wonderfully obscure knowledge rubs shoulders with visceral humour...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Poet in the City

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends. In this annual Poet in the City event, Carol Ann Duffy reads from her own poetry and also presents three leading contemporary poets whose work she particularly admires....
Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke reading Poet in the City

Gillian Clarke

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends. In this annual Poet in the City event, Carol Ann Duffy reads from her own poetry and also presents three leading contemporary poets whose work she particularly admires....
John Mole

John Mole reading Nat.Portrait Gallery

John Mole

A Poet in the City event celebrating the photography of Ida Kar and the poets that sat for her. As well as plenty of poems, the event will explore the making of portraits in photography, theatre and...
Patrick Brandon

Patrick Brandon reading Bristol

Patrick Brandon

Park Street Poetry - The first of a brand new series of poetry reading events in Bristol. Hosted by David Briggs, author of The Method Men, and featuring: Patrick Brandon, Matthew Caley, John...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage reading Kings Place

Simon Armitage

Poetry and Illustration. A special event hosted by Poet in the City, featuring distinguished poets and illustrators Simon Armitage, Chris Riddell, Philippa Johnson, Heather Phillipson, Colette Bryce...
August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler reading St Andrews

August Kleinzahler

StAnza is delighted to offer the chance to hear the eminent US poet August Kleinzahler give a reading at St Andrews, as part of a short tour of Scotland. Kleinzahler is renowned for the lively style...
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan Tewkesbury

Ian McMillan

The Bard of Barnsley, Ian McMillan, will be bringing his rip-roaring poetry to Tewkesbury, along with an impressive ensemble of musicians. Organisers describe this unique show as one comprised of ‘...
Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker reading Poet in the City

Imtiaz Dharker

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends. In this annual Poet in the City event, Carol Ann Duffy reads from her own poetry and also presents three leading contemporary poets whose work she particularly admires....
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon John Hewitt Summer School

Paul Muldoon

Poetry Reading with Paul Muldoon and Jorie Graham at the Twenty-Third John Hewitt International Summer School, 25-29 July. For more information visit: www.johnhewittsociety.org or call: 028 3752...
Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire reading Te Papa

Bill Manhire

20th Century Poetry. Join celebrated Wellington poets Bill Manhire, Hinemoana Baker, Jenny Bornholdt, Greg O’Brien, and James Brown. Tonight they read favourite 20th century poems by Denis Glover,...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Ledbury

Carol Ann Duffy

The 2011 Ledbury Poetry Festival is delighted to welcome the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, to launch this years festival. An extraordinary poet and a mesmerising performer, she brings an urgency...
John Hegley

John Hegley

An Evening with John Hegley at the Llangollen Fringe Festival. John Hegley has produced ten books of verse and prose, two CDs and one mug, but his largest source of income is from the stages of his...
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Whitechapel

John Hegley

An intimate soirée in this most venerable of venues. John Hegley tries out some newer verses in a small but perfectly formed environment with songs from Paul Hegley and Jane Ireland. Tickets £5. Call...
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Llangollen

John Hegley

An Evening with John Hegley at the Llangollen Fringe Festival.
With support from Mab Jones and compere Sophie McKeand. Tickets £12. Call 0800 1455 779 or visit www.llangollenfringe.co.uk
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Bristol

John Hegley

John Hegley is one of the country's most innovative comic poets, an Edinburgh Festival regular noted for his exploration of such diverse topics as dog hair, potatoes, handkerchiefs and the misery of...
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Dartington

John Hegley

John Hegley's show Monsieur Robinet at Ways With Words. John is back in Devon for the 20th Ways With Words Festival of Words and Ideas. Tickets £14. For more information or to book tickets call:...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Yeats Summer School

Paul Muldoon

An evening poetry reading by Paul Muldoon as part of the Yeats Society Summer School. For more information visit: www.yeats-sligo.com
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Kilkenny Arts Festival

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon & Michael Longley, introduced by Olivia O’Leary. A rare chance to hear these two great Northern Irish poets as they share the stage at St Canice's. This will be a memorable night....
Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati reading Barbican

Mimi Khalvati

Launch of Long Poem Magazine Issue 6: Mimi Khalvati, Chris McCabe, Meryl Pugh, Steve Sawyer, Graham Mort and others.
Admission free by ticket: Barbican Library 020 7638 0569
Refreshments provided.
Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe reading Barbican

Chris McCabe

Launch of Long Poem Magazine Issue 6: Mimi Khalvati, Chris McCabe, Meryl Pugh, Steve Sawyer, Graham Mort and others.
Admission free by ticket: Barbican Library 020 7638 0569
Refreshments provided.
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Bedford

John Hegley

Monsieur Robinet at the Bedfringe Festival. Bedfringe is now in its 5th year and going from strength to strength. John Hegley's is the very last show of the Festival, and is followed by a closing...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Carrick-on-Shannon

Paul Muldoon

To coincide with Philip Napier’s exhibition as part of the Northern Ireland series, award-winning poet Paul Muldoon, from County Armagh, will read in the galleries at The Dock.
Tickets €10. Call: 071...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Edinburgh.

Paul Muldoon

True Genius, Strong Meat - reading by Paul Muldoon. The new collection by Paul Muldoon is a heady experience. Described by one reviewer as 'an intellectual fairground ride… you cling on for dear life...
John Hegley

John Hegley reading for NLAH

John Hegley

The Great Eight for NLAH. A Benefit Night in aid of North London Action for the Homeless. The "Great Eight" - John Hegley, Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon, Dave Johns, Bridget Christie, Andrew Bailey, Cath...
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Bury St Edmunds

John Hegley

An evening with John Hegley at HESFES 2011. Now in its 13th year the Home Educators' Summer Festival event will once again see people from all over the UK and abroad come together for a week of fun....
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Highgate

John Hegley

Monsieur Robinet aka John Hegley at Jacksons Lane. Tickets £5-£10. Call: 0208 341 4421 or visit: www.jacksonslane.org.uk
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Port Eliot

John Hegley

John Hegley at the Port Eliot Festival Cornwall,
"A celebration of words, music, imagination, laughter, exploration, and – above all – fun." The Festival runs from 21-24 July. Tickets are not...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay & Cliff Yates reading Ledbury

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay & Cliff Yates. Jackie Kay has always been a Ledbury Poetry Festival favourite, and we are delighted to bring her back to read from her new collection of poetry, Fiere. Tender and...
Annie Freud

Lorraine Mariner & Annie Freud reading Ledbury

Annie Freud

Lorraine Mariner & Annie Freud at Ledbury Poetry Festival. Lorraine Mariner’s poems are beguiling and distinctive; precise, witty, moving. Her first full collection is Furniture. She is joined by...
George Szirtes

George Szrites reading Ledbury2

George Szirtes

As Time Goes By - Celebratory Reading for the National Poetry Competition 2010. The National is the UK’s biggest open poetry competition. Judge George Szirtes is joined by the three top winners, Jo...
Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney reading Ledbury2

Matthew Sweeney

As Time Goes By - Celebratory Reading for the National Poetry Competition 2010. The National is the UK’s biggest open poetry competition. Judge George Szirtes is joined by the three top winners, Jo...
Allen Ginsberg

'Howl' - film at Ledbury Poetry Festival

Allen Ginsberg

Film - Howl Dir: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein 2010 84 mins(15). As well as having the audacity to be a movie entirely about a single poem, Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein's Howl tugs Allen Ginsberg...
Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle reading Ledbury2

Penelope Shuttle

‘Physical passion, faithlessness, adultery, loneliness, despair… dreaminess and half-light pierced by hard, precise detail’ (The Times). Syrian poet Maram al-Massri’s poems are beguiling and erotic....
Matthew Sweeney

Matthew Sweeney reading Ledbury

Matthew Sweeney

‘…here, Bullet/ here is where the world ends, every time.’ Brian Turner served for seven years in the US Army, deployed to Iraq and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Following his first collection Here, Bullet,...
Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle reading Ledbury

Penelope Shuttle

Being Human: Anthology Reading with Neil Astley & Penelope Shuttle. 'I think it has a heartbeat,' said Meryl Streep of this book. A successor to best-selling collections Staying Alive and Being...
George Szirtes

George Szrites reading Ledbury

George Szirtes

‘Just now, there are no directions.’ Anna T Szabó
Ledbury Festival's Publishers-in-Residence, Arc Publications, are champions of poetry in translation. This important event brings the Editor of their...
Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig workshop Ledbury

Ian Duhig

Workshop with Ledbury Festival poet-in-residence Ian Duhig. From medieval manuscripts to nineteenth century newspapers, Ian Duhig often uses historical sources as a starting point for his poems. In...
Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis talk Ledbury

Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis on Edward Thomas. Matthew Hollis, poet and Faber editor, turns biographer with Now All Roads Lead to France: the Last Years of Edward Thomas. It tells of Thomas’ creative life, and...
Anthony Thwaite

Ian Duhig & Anthony Thwaite reading Ledbury

Anthony Thwaite

Anthony Thwaite is a poet, publisher, producer and the literary executor of Philip Larkin. Ian Duhig, Ledbury festival's poet-in-residence, reads his commission for Ledbury, and poems from his latest...
Jean Binta Breeze

Jean 'Binta' Breeze reading Ledbury

Jean Binta Breeze

Jean Binta Breeze could fill Ledbury Festival's programme on her own. The unrivalled queen of dub poetry, she came to this country from Jamaica in the 1980s and was soon a fixture of the British...
Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott & Anne Caldwell reading Ledbury

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott & Anne Caldwell at Ledbury Poetry Festival. Jo Shapcott’s status as one of our foremost poets was confirmed with her selection for the Costa Book of the Year, in January. Her winning...
Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig & Anthony Thwaite reading Ledbury

Ian Duhig

Anthony Thwaite is a poet, publisher, producer and the literary executor of Philip Larkin. Ian Duhig, Ledbury festival's poet-in-residence, reads his commission for Ledbury, and poems from his latest...
Anthony Thwaite

Anthony Thwaite reading Ledbury

Anthony Thwaite

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2011 Poetry Competition Celebratory Reading. Ledbury's poetry competition is one of the landmarks on the UK poetry scene and has rewarded fine poets like Mick Wood, Jacqueline...
Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig workshop Ledbury2

Ian Duhig

In his final workshop for poets at all levels, Ledbury Festival's poet-in-residence Ian Duhig revisits his favoured theme – looking at the present through the prism of the past. Draw on personal and...
Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen reading Ledbury

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen will be doing rhyme, rhythm and chat, monologue and dialogue, solo and chorus, up your alley, round the bend and behind the dustbin. He will meet the three-year old who was looking for...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Aldeburgh 3

Roger McGough

Roger McGough at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Performance: Roger McGough – A Work in Progress.
The beat goes on. New rhythms and rhymes that demand to
be shared, from the father of performance...
Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan at Aldeburgh

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Exchange: Shared enthusiasm. When asked for a list of their favourite poets, Ireland’s Maurice Riordan and America’s Kay Ryan both came up with Philip...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Edinburgh

Roger McGough

Roger McGough at the Edinburgh Festival 25-26 August. A new book of poems by Roger McGough is always an event and "As Far As I Know" is truly a cause for celebration. Hilarious and surreal, he is a...
Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah reading, Stratford upon Avon.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah reading, Royal Shakespeare Company. One of England's best-known and best-loved poets, Benjamin Zephaniah has written many poetry collections for adults and children, as well as...
Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney reading Chicago

Seamus Heaney

Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney will give the 2012 Poetry Day reading in Chicago. The Nobel judges cited Heaney “for works of lyrical beauty and ethical depth, which exalt everyday miracles...
Olive Senior

Olive Senior reading Cambridge

Olive Senior

Poetry reading by Mervyn Morris and Olive Senior at the Caribbean Poetry Conference, Cambridge. The conference, patronised by Carol Ann Duffy, calls all teachers, academics, researchers and poets for...
Mervyn Morris

Mervyn Morris reading Cambridge

Mervyn Morris

Poetry reading by Mervyn Morris and Olive Senior at the Caribbean Poetry Conference, Cambridge. The conference, patronised by Carol Ann Duffy, calls all teachers, academics, researchers and poets for...
Kei Miller

Kei Miller reading Cambridge

Kei Miller

Kei Miller reads his poems at the Carribean Poetry Conference in Cambridge. For more information visit: caribbeanpoetry.educ.cam.ac.uk/conference
Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols reading Cambridge

Grace Nichols

Poetry reading by Grace Nichols at the Caribbean Poetry Conference, Cambridge. The conference, patronised by Carol Ann Duffy, calls all teachers, academics, researchers and poets for a stunning...
Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee in conversation, Chicago

Li-Young Lee

Poetry off the Shelf: Red, White & Blue: Poets on Politics.
Part of a national series, this program explores the role of politics in the literary landscape today. Suji Kwock Kim is a Korean...
Kei Miller

Kei Miller reading Kings Place Festival

Kei Miller

Kings Place Festival - Coordinates. Exploring the vast connections between ourselves and our landscapes, Poet in the City and Carcanet are delighted to host two accomplished and powerful poetic...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. In the summer of 2010, the renowned poet Simon Armitage walked home penniless to Yorkshire along the Pennine Way, earning his living as a modern...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay chairs National Poetry Competition winners event

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay, Cheltenham Literature Festival. Listen to the poems that won the National Poetry Competition and be transported from Scott’s Antarctic all the way to Kashmir, via Virginia Woolf’s...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Cheltenham

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay, Cheltenham Literature Festival. The Festival is delighted to welcome to the Poetry Café, award-winning writer, poet, novelist and short story writer, Jackie Kay who was also judge of this...
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel reading Cheltenham

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel and Anna Saunders at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. The Festival is delighted to welcome to the Poetry Café award-winning poet Ruth Padel, reading from her latest collection The Mara...
Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke reading Cheltenham Literature Festival

Gillian Clarke

Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. For this very special event, the Festival brings together English Poet Laureate, Carol
Ann Duffy and her Welsh counterpart,...
Dan Burt

Dan Burt reading Kings Place Festival

Dan Burt

Kings Place Festival - Currents. Continuing their mission to promote the best of international English Language poets, and giving the series a transatlantic feel, Poet in the City and Carcanet are...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Cheltenham

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy and Gillian Clarke at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. For this very special event, the Festival brings together English Poet Laureate, Carol
Ann Duffy and her Welsh counterpart,...
Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson reading Southbank Centre

Fiona Sampson

Homage to Sylvia Plath, Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Plath's death (she died in 1963) and her final annus mirabilis, 1962, contemporary women poets including...
Sylvia Plath

Homage to Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

Homage to Sylvia Plath, Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. Anticipating the 50th anniversary of Plath's death (she died in 1963) and her final annus mirabilis, 1962, contemporary women poets including...
Brian Patten

Brian Patten reading Poetry next the Sea

Brian Patten

Vicki Feaver and Brian Patten at Poetry next the Sea, Norfolk. Vicki Feaver is a poet and painter. She has published three collections of poetry: Close Relatives (1981), The Handless Maiden (1994)...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Kings Place

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy and Friends, Kings Place, London. Poet in the City is delighted to present its annual celebration of poetry with the Poet Laureate. Carol Ann Duffy will be reading from her own work,...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage at the Hay Festival

Simon Armitage

Walking Home - Simon Armitage at the Hay Festival. The poet travels south down the Penine Way to Yorkshire as a troubadour without a penny in his pocket. Tickets £6.25. For more information or to...
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading Poetry next the Sea

Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver and Brian Patten at Poetry next the Sea, Norfolk. Vicki Feaver is a poet and painter. She has published three collections of poetry: Close Relatives (1981), The Handless Maiden (1994)...
Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis reading Poetry next the Sea 2

Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis at Poetry next the Sea, Nofolk. The Last Years of Edward Thomas: Matthew Hollis. Matthew Hollis is winner of the Costa Biography of the Year 2011, and Editor of Selected Poems of...
Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis reading Poetry next the Sea

Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis and Jean Sprackland, Poetry next the Sea, Norfolk. Matthew Hollis's Ground Water (Bloodaxe, 2004) was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Whitbread Prize for Poetry and...
Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland reading Poetry next the Sea

Jean Sprackland

Matthew Hollis and Jean Sprackland, Poetry next the Sea, Norfolk. Matthew Hollis's Ground Water (Bloodaxe, 2004) was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, the Whitbread Prize for Poetry and...
Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe book launch London

Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe launches his new book, THE RESTRUCTURE.
"In THE RESTRUCTURE, Chris McCabe's innovative, dexterous, playful and sinuous poems invite us into a world of fast-moving impressions, of...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage at the Hay Festival 2

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage - The Death of King Arthur, Hay Festival.
The festival's poet-in-residence reads from his astounding new version of the great medieval epic of warfare and politics. For more...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage live reading Ledbury

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage at the Ledbury poetry festival. In this often hilarious account of travelling as a ‘modern troubadour’ without a penny in his pocket, Simon Armitage walks the infamous and gruelling...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading Ledbury

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion at the Ledbury poetry festival. Silver – Return to Treasure Island features a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of love, valour and terrible cruelty. The previous poet...
Dorothea Smartt

Dorothea Smartt reading, Cambridge

Dorothea Smartt

Poetry reading by Dorothea Smartt at the Caribbean Poetry Conference, Cambridge. The conference, patronised by Carol Ann Duffy, calls all teachers, academics, researchers and poets for a stunning...
Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan reading Ledbury

Kay Ryan

Bill Manhire and Kay Ryan at the Ledbury Poetry Festival - World Laureates Reading. Kay Ryan has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize and was the sixteenth United...
Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire reading Ledbury

Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire and Kay Ryan at the Ledbury Poetry Festival - World Laureates Reading. Kay Ryan has received numerous awards for her poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize and was the sixteenth United...
Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers reading Ledbury

Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers reading, Ledbury Poetry Festival. Recent works by award winning poet Owen Sheers include Resistance, made into a film in 2011, The Port Talbot Passion, now a film with Michael Sheen and...
John Mole

John Mole hosted Poet in the City event

John Mole

Poet in the City invites you to For the Love of Gold Drop-In, hosted by John Mole. Desire, obsession, envy, greed, royalty and riches. The power of Gold is enough to send pioneers across continents...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres at the Cheltenham Literary Festival

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres, Cheltenham Literary Festival. Since she first came to public attention on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1975, much-loved poet and broadcaster,
Pam Ayres has been delighting...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough Southbank Centre

Roger McGough

Readings by Roger McGough, Dannie Abse, Grace Nichols and many more at National Poetry Day Live. Join Southbank Centre and the Poetry Society for a star-studded afternoon at National Poetry Day Live...
Simon Armitage

T S Eliot Prize Readings

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage at the T S Eliot Prize Readings, Royal Festival Hall. On the eve of the judges' decision, hear the poets shortlisted for the 2012 TS Eliot Prize read from their works in what has...
Gillian Clarke

T S Eliot Prize Readings

Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke at the T S Eliot Prize Readings, Royal Fesitval Hall. On the eve of the judges' decision, hear the poets shortlisted for the 2012 T S Eliot Prize read from their works in what has...
Julia Copus

T S Eliot Prize Readings

Julia Copus

Julia Copus at the T S Eliot Prize Readings, Royal Festival Hall. On the eve of the judges' decision, hear the poets shortlisted for the 2012 T S Eliot Prize read from their works in what has become...
Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen reading Aldeburgh2

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Lecture: Edward Lear, Travails & Travels. 'Comedy allowed him to represent the body being broken apart; pathos allowed him to deal with affection...
Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom reading Aldeburgh3

Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Exchange: Why Children Need Poetry. A crucial exploration. With their unparalleled experience of writing for children and working in schools, Valerie...
Julia Copus

Julia Copus reading Aldeburgh3

Julia Copus

Julia Copus at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Craft Talk: The Spine of a Poem. Alert to the dangers of loosely connected ideas or random images, Julia Copus puts the case for the crucial importance...
Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen reading Aldeburgh

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Exchange: Why Children Need Poetry. A crucial exploration. With their unparalleled experience of writing for children and working in schools, Valerie...
Paul Farley

T S Eliot Prize Readings

Paul Farley

Paul Farley at the T S Eliot Prize Readings, Royal Festival Hall. On the eve of the judges' decision, hear the poets shortlisted for the 2012 T S Eliot Prize read from their works in what has become...
Kathleen Jamie

T S Eliot Prize Readings

Kathleen Jamie

Kathleen Jamie at the T S Eliot Prize Readings, Royal Festival Hall. On the eve of the judges' decision, hear the poets shortlisted for the 2012 T S Eliot Prize read from their works in what has...
David Harsent

David Harsent reading London

David Harsent

David Harsent at the Southbank Centre. Forward Prize-winning poet David Harsent gives a performance from his recent poetry collection 'Night', a series of journeys into the disquieting nature of...
Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe reading London

Chris McCabe

Camarade IV, London, featuring Chris McCabe. A unique night of poetry where 24 of the UK’s most vital poets read in pairs, presenting collaborative works that have been written for this event alone....
Todd Swift

Todd Swift reading London

Todd Swift

Camarade IV, London, featuring Todd Swift. A unique night of poetry where 24 of the UK’s most vital poets read in pairs, presenting collaborative works that have been written for this event alone....
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan workshop Sheffield

Ian McMillan

Excavating Words - A creative writing workshop with Ian McMillan. Write your own history of Sheffield Castle and the markets that have stood around it (and over it) for 700 years! Booking essential....
John Hegley

John Hegley Southbank Centre

John Hegley

John Hegley at the Southbank Centre - Celebrating Christopher Logue. Christopher Logue was an award-winning poet, screenwriter, playwright, songwriter and maverick. He lived in Paris in the early...
Jacob Polley

T S Eliot Prize Readings

Jacob Polley

Jacob Polley at the T S Eliot Prize Readings, Royal Festival Hall. On the eve of the judges' decision, hear the poets shortlisted for the 2012 T S Eliot Prize read from their works in what has become...
Brian Patten

Brian Patten Southbank Centre

Brian Patten

Brian Patten at the Southbank Centre - Celebrating Christopher Logue. Christopher Logue was an award-winning poet, screenwriter, playwright, songwriter and maverick. He lived in Paris in the early...
Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom reading Aldeburgh2

Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. The Poet's Sermon. Poetry and religion are both life-changing forces. Yet in today's predominantly secular western society, it's unusual to find a poet...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Aldeburgh4

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Main Reading: Jackie Kay, D.Nurkse, Ghassan Zaqtan. Jackie Kay's searching explorations of identity and belonging are courageous and often very funny. D....
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan reading Ilkley Literature Festival

Ian McMillan

You Should’ve Seen Us: Ian McMillan and Paul Mills, Ilkley Literature Festival. Celebrated poet Ian McMillan launches his brand new Smith/Doorstop pamphlet, Variations on a
theme of Uncle Charlie. “...
Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati reading Ilkley Literature Festival

Mimi Khalvati

The Heart of It: Seni Seneviratne and Mimi Khalvati Reading, Ikley Literature Festival. Festival Poet in Residence, Seni Seneviratne, introduces her second
collection, The Heart of It. Work from her...
Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen at the Ilkley Literature Festival

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen at the Ilkley Literature Festival: for Teachers and Librarians. Teachers and librarians are warmly
invited to come and hear Michael Rosen discuss his work, children and reading, in this...
Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah Ilkley Literature Festival.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah at the Ilkley Literature Festival. One of England's best-known and best-loved poets makes a welcome return to Ilkley. A master of oral and performance art, Zephaniah has been heard...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading Ilkley Literature Festival

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion: Return to Treasure Island, Ilkley Literature Festival. Late one night, a mysterious girl arrives on the river with a request from her father – Long John Silver… The former Poet...
Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse at the Southbank Centre

Dannie Abse

Readings by Roger McGough, Dannie Abse, Grace Nichols and many more at National Poetry Day Live. Join Southbank Centre and the Poetry Society for a star-studded afternoon at National Poetry Day Live...
Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols at the Southbank Centre

Grace Nichols

Readings by Roger McGough, Dannie Abse, Grace Nichols and many more at National Poetry Day Live. Join Southbank Centre and the Poetry Society for a star-studded afternoon at National Poetry Day Live...
Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe and Jacob Polley, Southbank Centre

Chris McCabe

The Southbank Centre presents two poets reading from strong and diverse new collections. Chris McCabe's latest collection The Restructure is a book-length series of poems about the conception of a...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Aldeburgh

Jackie Kay

'Telling Stories', Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Jackie Kay reads from her third book of short stories Reality, published this year and described by The Observer as ‘a hilarious heartbreaking collection...
Julia Copus

Julia Copus reading Aldeburgh2

Julia Copus

Julia Copus at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Main Reading: Julia Copus, John Stammers and David Wheatley. Reliably attached to reality and clarity in her tender poems, Julia Copus also admits to...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Aldeburgh3

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Discussion: Poetry as a Lifeline. Ingrid de Kok, Fady Joudah, Jackie Kay and Ghassan Zaqtan have intimate knowledge of the way poetry can offer survival...
Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom reading Aldeburgh

Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival - Family Reading. A celebration of young poetic talent. The gifted winners of Aldeburgh's annual Suffolk Young Poets Competition read their poems. They...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Aldeburgh2

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Exchange: The Female Artist. Renowned Suffolk-born painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling and acclaimed all-round writer Jackie Kay in conversation for the...
Julia Copus

Julia Copus reading Aldeburgh

Julia Copus

Julia Copus at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Close reading. Join Julia Copus as she scrutinizes a favourite poem. This event is free. For more information call 01728 687110 or visit www....
Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph reading London

Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph presents a platform performance, for three speakers, of her book Persephone at Keats House in celebration and support of its work.
£12 / £10 concessions. Tickets include free prior...
Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson reading London

Robin Robertson

The Arts of Autumn, Jen Finer, Jay Griffiths & Robin Robertson at the Southbank Centre. Join these three poets to reflect on the moods, mysteries and myths of autumn. Jay Griffiths (Wild) is one...
Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield reading Southbank Centre

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield reading, Southbank Centre. Jane Hirshfield, one of America's most fascinating poets, reads from her new collection of poetry, 'Come, Thief'. Her collection 'After' was shortlisted for...
Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke at the Wordsworth Festival 2

Gillian Clarke

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry - Panel Discussion: Meet the Judges with Gillian Clarke & Amy Wack. What are poetry editors and competition judges looking for? Put your...
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan reading Halifax

Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan reading Halifax. Ian McMillan, well-known broadcaster and 'people's poet', joins the Halifax Choral Society. 'World-class – one of today’s greatest poetry performers' Carol Ann Duffy....
Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati reading London

Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati reading East London. Poetry School Founder, Mimi Khalvati returns to Poetry East to launch her New and Selected Poems (Carcanet 2011). Mimi has published six collections with Carcanet...
Jane Duran

Jane Duran reading London

Jane Duran

Jane Duran reading London. The Poetry Society presents 'Poetry in the Crypt'. Jane Duran reads alongside Stephen Watts, Cristina Viti, Ales Machack and Jane Kirwan.
£4 entrance; free cakes and coffee...
Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati reading Brighton

Mimi Khalvati

Mimi Khalvati reading, 2011 Brighton Poetry Festival. Launch of Mimi Khalvati's new collection from Carcanet, Child: New and Selected Poems 1991-2011. Mimi Khalvati received a Cholmondeley Award in...
John Montague

John Montague reading Belfast

John Montague

John Montague reading, Belfast. The Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, in association with The Crescent Arts Centre, presents a reading by John Montague. "The greatest Irish poet of his generation",...
John Montague

John Montague reading Derry

John Montague

John Montague, one of Ireland's best known contemporary poets, in conversation with Paul Moore, Londonderry.
'Life Stories' is a series of interviews with prominent University of Ulster graduates and...
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan reading Richmond

Ian McMillan

Richmond Literature Festival, in partnership with Apples and Snakes, presents Ian McMillan - Talking Myself Home.
Quirky radio presence, inventive writer, and all-round good bloke, Ian McMillan...
Annie Freud

Annie Freud reading Bristol

Annie Freud

Annie Freud reading Bristol. 'Park Street Poetry'. Ian Duhig and Annie Freud will be reading alongside Mark Waldron and Ahren Warner. The reading will be hosted by David Briggs, author of The Method...
John Hegley

John Hegley reading London

John Hegley

John Hegley reading Richmond. If you like poems that creep up behind you and do things you're not expecting, and songs accompanied by frenzied mandolin mayhem, then tonight's your lucky night. "...
David Harsent

David Harsent reading London

David Harsent

David Harsent reading, North London. The Pereine salon is delighted to welcome to their special Christmas Salon the award-winning British poet David Harsent. David will read from his most recent...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Nottingham

Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading, Nottingham. McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette and jives in Macca’s trousers. He shares the pain of Lord Godiva and Mr Nightingale, considers his...
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan reading Wakefield

Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan reading, Wakefield. A steaming, pulsing collection of songs and musically illuminated stories coming home to roost. There are tales of family, longing, love and long histories. Told by...
John Hegley

John Hegley reading Covent Garden

John Hegley

Poetry Cafe event hosted by John Hegley. Come along to the Poetry Cafe for the last "Elevenses" of this year on Christmas eve, hosted by John Hegley, with guests. Doors open at 11am. Tickets £6/5....
Julia Copus

Julia Copus on Radio 3

Julia Copus

Ghost Lines by Julia Copus, BBC Radio 3. Having undergone the gruelling process of IVF, poet Julia Copus recounts her experiences in a moving and wittily honest personal testimony and through a...
Don Paterson

Don Paterson reading Edinburgh

Don Paterson

Don Paterson reading Edinburgh. Ingleby Gallery announces a collaboration between painter Alison Watt and poet Don Paterson. 'Hiding in Full View' presents a new group of paintings by Watt and a new...
Jacob Sam-La Rose

Jacob Sam La-Rose reading Bermondsey.

Jacob Sam-La Rose

Jacob Sam La-Rose reading Bermondsey. Woolfson & Tay's
regular true storytelling event returns this December on the theme of 'Giving.'Poet and author Dorothea Smartt hosts. Book your spot, join...
Douglas Dunn

Douglas Dunn reading St Andrews

Douglas Dunn

Douglas Dunn reading St Andrews. Come and meet Douglas Dunn who will be reading from and signing copies of his latest book 'Invisible Ink' in Waterstone's. For further details call 01334 477893. This...
Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott reading London

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott reading London. Poet in the City invites you to a special event celebrating the life and work of one of America’s greatest modern poets. Robert Frost was a pioneer of poetry that embraced...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Museum of Childhood

Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Poet in the City is delighted to invite you to an event marking National Adoption Week and featuring two celebrated authors who have written...
Robert Hass

Robert Hass & Andrew Motion at Aldeburgh (3)

Robert Hass

Robert Hass at the 23rd Aldeburgh poetry festival. Exchange: 21st Century war poetry. War has changed radically since the start of the 20th century. The ‘enemy’ is rarely in uniform; civilians are...
Robert Hass

Robert Hass lecture Aldeburgh 4

Robert Hass

Robert Hass at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival.
Lecture: Miłosz and Contradiction – Pushing against the limits of the lyric. Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) survived the Russian...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion & Robert Hass at Aldeburgh

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion at the 23rd Aldeburgh poetry festival. Exchange: 21st Century war poetry. War has changed radically since the start of the 20th century. The ‘enemy’ is rarely in uniform; civilians are...
Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan at Aldeburgh 4

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Close Reading - Join Kay Ryan as she scrutinises a favourite poem. This event is free. For more information visit www.poetrytrust.org
Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan reading Aldeburgh 2

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Reading: Fergus Allen, Amjad Nasser, Kay Ryan. Fully-examined lives. Now 90, Fergus Allen brings erudition, bracing clarity and wry self-deprecation to...
Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan at Aldeburgh 3

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Q&A.
‘If I don’t write poetry, in the profoundest way I have no way to think’ says America’s recent Laureate Kay Ryan, selfconfessed ‘sheriff of...
Robert Hass

Robert Hass reading Aldeburgh 5

Robert Hass

Robert Hass at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Reading: Robert Hass, Luljeta Lleshanaku, Maurice Riordan. The bigger picture. A giant of American poetry with a global
outlook, Robert Hass pays...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion at Aldeburgh 2

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion at the 23rd Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. Play: Incoming by Andrew Motion, director Steven Atkinson. Two months ago, Steph’s soldier husband Danny was killed in Afghanistan. One winter...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Chepstow

Roger McGough

Roger McGough & Clare Potter - Poetry on the Border, Chepstow. On the Border was created to bring contemporary Welsh poets together with their peers from elsewhere. One of Britain's best-known...
John Burnside

John Burnside reading St Andrews.

John Burnside

John Burnside and Karen Solie reading, St Andrews. StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival presents an evening of readings and conversation with John Burnside, winner of this year's Forward...
Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis reading London

Matthew Hollis

Matthew Hollis reading London. Poet in the City invites you to a special event celebrating the life and work of one of America’s greatest modern poets. Robert Frost was a pioneer of poetry that...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Bridport

Roger McGough

Roger McGough at the Bridport Literary Festival. Dorset-based poet Elvis McGonagle has been a lead artist in 'Off the Page', a major Arts Council Funded project in Dorset, bringing a crop of Dorset's...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading Taunton

Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading, Taunton - That Awkward Age. An evening of poems to amaze and delight. McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette and jives in Macca's trousers. He shares...
Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan & Robert Hass reading London

Kay Ryan

Kay Ryan & Robert Hass reading, London. Poet in the City and The Poetry Trust are delighted to present an evening of US Poet Laureates. This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear two of America...
Robert Hass

Robert Hass & Kay Ryan reading London

Robert Hass

Robert Hass & Kay Ryan reading, London. Poet in the City and The Poetry Trust are delighted to present an evening of US Poet Laureates. This is an extraordinary opportunity to hear two of America...
Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott reading London

Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott reads from her Costa Prize winning book; Of Mutability, as part of 'Death: Southbank Centre's Festival for the Living'. There is so much about our lives that we share and celebrate, so...
John Mole

John Mole at Waterstones Picadilly

John Mole

Poet in the City's Stone Circles Drop-In, Waterstones, Picadilly. Do the mid-winter mists evoke something ancient in our busy modern landscapes? In Neolithic Britain people wrought talismen from the...
Sarah Maguire

Sarah Maguire at the Wordsworth Trust

Sarah Maguire

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Poetry Reading: Sarah Maguire, Esther Morgan & Carola Luther. Sarah Maguire has published four collections of poetry, most recently The...
Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield at the Wordsworth Trust

Jane Hirshfield

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Panel Discussion: Making a Poem with Jane Hirshfield, Esther Morgan and Sarah Maguire. Chaired by Debbie Taylor, Editor of Mslexia. An opportunity...
Esther Morgan

Esther Morgan at the Wordsworth Trust 2

Esther Morgan

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Panel Discussion: Making a Poem with Jane Hirshfield, Esther Morgan and Sarah Maguire. Chaired by Debbie Taylor, Editor of Mslexia. An opportunity...
Esther Morgan

Esther Morgan at the Wordsworth Trust

Esther Morgan

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Poetry Reading: Sarah Maguire, Esther Morgan & Carola Luther. Sarah Maguire has published four collections of poetry, most recently The...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading Southbank

Andrew Motion

Whale Music. Written and performed by Matthew Sharp, Sameer Rao and Andrew Motion (Poet Laureate from 1999 - 2009), Whale Music is a long-distance love song with cello and bansuri flute. The evening...
Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe at the BFI

Chris McCabe

The Debris Field: Salvaging the Titanic in work, sound and image. The Debris Field is a new multi-media production written and performed by poets Simon Barraclough, Isobel Dixon and Chris McCabe. The...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage at The Laugharne Weekend

Simon Armitage

Readings by Simon Armitage, Ifor Thomas & Samantha Wynne Rhydderch at The Laugharne Weekend - an annual festival of literature, music and the arts, held each spring in the home town of Dylan...
Sarah Maguire

Sarah Maguire at the Wordsworth Trust 2

Sarah Maguire

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Panel Discussion: Making a Poem with Jane Hirshfield, Esther Morgan and Sarah Maguire. Chaired by Debbie Taylor, Editor of Mslexia. An opportunity...
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver at the Wordsworth Trust

Vicki Feaver

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Poetry Reading: Ann Gray, Vicki Feaver & Jane Hirshfield introduced by Carol Ann Duffy. Ann Gray's poems focus on moments on transformation in...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Wordsworth Festival

Carol Ann Duffy

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry - Intimate reading: Carol Ann Duffy. An unique opportunity for poems and conversation with the Poet Laureate as part of an exclusive audience in the...
Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke at the Wordsworth Festival

Gillian Clarke

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry: Three Laureates Reading: Gillian Clarke, Liz Lochhead & Carol Ann Duffy. A rare opportunity to see the Poet Laureate alongside Scotland's Makar...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Wordsworth Festival 2

Carol Ann Duffy

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry: Three Laureates Reading: Gillian Clarke, Liz Lochhead & Carol Ann Duffy. A rare opportunity to see the Poet Laureate alongside Scotland's Makar...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion Chipping Norton Literary Festival

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion - Chipping Norton Literary Festival. Andrew Motion introduces his eagerly awaited sequel to Treasure Island, Silver, featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of...
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver at the Wordsworth Trust 3

Vicki Feaver

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Panel Discussion: Prize-Winning Poets with Vicki Feaver, Ann Gray & Kim Moore. What role do awards and competitions play in a poet's development...
Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield at the Wordsworth Trust 2

Jane Hirshfield

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Poetry Reading: Ann Gray, Vicki Feaver & Jane Hirshfield introduced by Carol Ann Duffy. Ann Gray's poems focus on moments on transformation in...
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver at the Wordsworth Trust 2

Vicki Feaver

The Dorothy Wordsworth Festival of Women's Poetry. Workshop: Poems from Childhood with Vicki Feaver. Childhood Memories are the source of some of the most powerful poems ever written. Vicki Feaver...
Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore reading Southbank Centre

Helen Dunmore

Help celebrate a publisher that 'has dedicatedly and brilliantly made a success of that sharply endangered species, the independent press.' (Marina Warner) In its 45-year history, Enitharmon Press...
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy reading Southbank Centre

Carol Ann Duffy

Help celebrate a publisher that 'has dedicatedly and brilliantly made a success of that sharply endangered species, the independent press.' (Marina Warner) In its 45-year history, Enitharmon Press...
Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph reading Minchinhampton

Jenny Joseph

Love your library - celebrate National Libraries Day at Minchinhampton Library. With authors: Jenny Joseph, Alice Jolly, Cindy Jefferies, Seb Goffe & John Dougherty and ‘Familiar Minch Faces’...
Clare Pollard

Clare Pollard reading London

Clare Pollard

The Poetry Translation Centre invites you to a reading by Caasha Luul Mohamud Yusuf and Clare Pollard to celebrate the publication of Poems by Caasha Luul Mohamud Yusuf,
translated by Clare Pollard,...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading Great Torrington

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion introduces his eagerly awaited sequel to Treasure Island - Silver - featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates and tales of love, valour & terrible cruelty. ‘Treasure...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion Poet in the City

Andrew Motion

Poet in the City in association with Winning Words, is delighted to invite you to a special event celebrating the life and work of Alfred Lord Tennyson, featuring Andrew Motion, Ann Thwaite and Sarah...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading London

Jackie Kay

Lyrical Letterboxes: Roger McGough, Jackie Kay and Lemn Sissay, Southbank Centre, London. Britain's best-loved poet Roger McGough, award-winning Scottish poet Jackie Kay and Southbank Centre...
Alice Oswald

Allice Oswald reading Southbank Centre

Alice Oswald

Alice Oswald reading, Southbank Centre, London. With Memorial, Alice Oswald has created a new version of The Iliad, capturing the atmosphere of the original poem. Oswald is one of contemporary poetry...
Roger McGough

Roger McGough reading London

Roger McGough

Lyrical Letterboxes: Roger McGough, Jackie Kay and Lemn Sissay, Southbank Centre, London. Britain's best-loved poet Roger McGough, award-winning Scottish poet Jackie Kay and Southbank Centre...
Sally Read

Sally Read reading Bungay Suffolk

Sally Read

Third Thursday: A monthly poetry and music night, Bungay, Suffolk. Poets and musicians plus voices from the floor.
Featuring Liz Simcock, Sally Read and Luke Wright. Tickets £6/£5. Box office 01986...
Sally Read

Sally Read reading Reading

Sally Read

Poets Cafe, Reading Arts. Writer, comedian and champion of all things poetical, A.F Harrold comperes Reading’s longest running and best loved poetry platform. Every month the night is made up of an...
Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney Southbank Centre

Seamus Heaney

Help celebrate a publisher that 'has dedicatedly and brilliantly made a success of that sharply endangered species, the independent press.' (Marina Warner) In its 45-year history, Enitharmon Press...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage Southbank Centre

Simon Armitage

Help celebrate a publisher that 'has dedicatedly and brilliantly made a success of that sharply endangered species, the independent press.' (Marina Warner) In its 45-year history, Enitharmon Press...
Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire reading Kings Place

Bill Manhire

New Worlds: New Perspectives. Words on Monday / New Zealand at Kings Place. Three poets report on New Zealand’s changing understanding of its global position and relationships over the past half...
Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock reading Kings Place

Fleur Adcock

New Worlds: New Perspectives. Words on Monday / New Zealand at Kings Place. Three poets report on New Zealand’s changing understanding of its global position and relationships over the past half...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading Kings Place

Jackie Kay

Forward into the 21st Century. Poet in the City and The Forward Arts Foundation are delighted to invite you to this special event, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Forward Prizes. Showcasing...
Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney reading Kings Place

Seamus Heaney

Forward into the 21st Century. Poet in the City and The Forward Arts Foundation are delighted to invite you to this special event, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Forward Prizes. Showcasing...
Sally Read

Sally Read reading Islington

Sally Read

Poetry at The Compass - Sally Read, Chris McCabe, Simon Barraclough, Isobel Dixon, Phil Fried and Baron Wormser get together at this Islington pub for an eclectic night of poetry. Nearest tube: Angel...
Chris McCabe

Chris McCabe reading Islington

Chris McCabe

Poetry at The Compass - Chris McCabe, Simon Barraclough, Isobel Dixon, Phil Fried, Sally Read and Baron Wormser get together at this Islington pub for an eclectic night of poetry. Nearest tube: Angel...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Darlington

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Darlington
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Huddersfield

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Huddersfield Literature Festival
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Saffron Walden

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Saffron Walden
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, London

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, London
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Glasgow

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Book Festival/Aye Write!
Jeremy Hooker

Jeremy Hooker & Mimi Khalvati, residential course, France

Jeremy Hooker

Jeremy Hooker & Mimi Khalvati residential course - 'Writing in Normandie', April 2007
Jeremy Hooker

Jeremy Hooker reading, Exeter

Jeremy Hooker

Jeremy Hooker reading, Exeter
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Stockton-on-Tees

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, In Conversation with Prof Michael O'Neill, Stockton-on-Tees
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Keswick

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, 'Words by the Water, Keswick
James Fenton

James Fenton, Ledbury Poetry Festival

James Fenton

James Fenton on The New Faber Book of Love Poems
An evening of love poetry as James Fenton reads from and talks about The New Faber Book of Love Poems, which he edited. One of the great poets of our...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage, Ledbury Poetry Festival

Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage on Gawain
Six hundred years after the first edition of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a second northern poet, Simon Armitage, sets out on the same journey, telling the story of this...
Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph reading - Chester

Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph will be reading in Chester in aid of the Chester & District branch of Samaritans
Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph reading, St Andrews

Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph reading with Michael Laskey, StAnza Poetry Festival
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Haworth

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Haworth
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Cardiff

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, Baylit Festival with Gwyn Thomas, National Poet of Wales, Cardiff
Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle reading, London

Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle reading, 7 Poets for 2007: Oxfam Winter Poetry Reading
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading, New York

Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading, New York
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Worcester, MA

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Worcester, MA
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Chicago

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Chicago
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Georgia

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Georgia
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Providence

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Providence
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, New York

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, New York
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Barrow in Furness

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Barrow-in-Furness
Roy Fisher

Roy Fisher reading, St Andrews

Roy Fisher

Roy Fisher reading, StAnza Poetry Festival
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Vermont

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Vermont
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Minneapolis

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, 'Talking Volumes', Minneapolis
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading, Nottingham

Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading, Nottingham
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading, Durham

Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading, Durham
Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle residential course, France

Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle residential course - Perfect Imperfection: Poetry's Wild Order and Georgeous Reticence, 26-29 March 2007
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell June reading, New York

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell June reading, New York
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Vermont

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Vermont
Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Massachusetts

Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell reading, Massachusetts
Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson, Ledbury Poetry Festival

Ciaran Carson

The Gaelic Note: Poetry and Music
Join Theo Dorgan and others for a celebration of Gaelic- poems, translations and music. The line-up will include Paddy Bushe and Ciaran Carson, for a feast of...
Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson, Ledbury Poetry Festival ii

Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson and Sinead Morrissey
An unmissable event with two outstanding writers from Belfast. Ciaran Carson has won the Irish Times Literature Prize, the T S Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for...
Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis - Cardiff

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis' Did I Mention the Free Wine? tour.
Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis - London

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis' Did I Mention the Free Wine? tour.
Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis - Dublin

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis' Did I Mention the Free Wine? tour.
Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis - Brighton

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis' Did I Mention the Free Wine? tour.
Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis - edinburgh

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis' Did I Mention the Free Wine? tour.
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Signing, Burlington

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, Signing and interview, 'A Different Drummer'
Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis - Manchester

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis' Did I Mention the Free Wine? tour.
Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis - Windermere

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis' Did I Mention the Free Wine? tour.
Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson - TS Eliot prize reading

Ciaran Carson

Readings from the T.S. Eliot shortlist: Moniza Alvi, Peter Bennet, Ciaran Carson, Robert Crawford, Maura Dooley, Mark Doty, Jen Hadfield, Mick Imlah, Glyn Maxwell, Stephen Romer
Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield - Syracuse Writers Centre

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield in residence until April 8, 2009. Sunday: evening talk w/ reading at Syracuse Zen Center; Monday: afternoon informal class session at Syracuse University, and talk w/ reading...
Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield and Philip Schultz reading - The Cuirt

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield and Philip Schultz reading
Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield - Lecture and reading

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield lecture and reading
Brian Patten

Brian Patten - North Devon Festival

Brian Patten

Brian Patten reading as part of the North Devon Festival
Brian Patten

Brian Patten - Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

Brian Patten

Brian Patten giving an afternoon reading as part of Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, Belfast
Brian Patten

Brian Patten & Roger McGough - Booked Up!

Brian Patten

40-Love with Roger McGough and Brian Patten
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Michigan

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, 'A Precision of Language: An Evening with Margaret Atwood'
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Amherst

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, Troy Lecture
Peter Porter

Peter Porter Ledbury Poetry Festival

Peter Porter

Poetry and Protest
The most important thing about Liu Hongbin is not that four of his poems were posted around Tiananmen Square in 1989 but that "he is a poet of prime and original force" and this is...
George Szirtes

George Szirtes Ledbury Poetry Festival

George Szirtes

Daljit Nagra and George Szirtes
Daljit Nagra burst onto the poetry scene this year with the funny and poignant poems in his debut collection Look We Have Coming to Dover! The poems mix English,...
Robert Minhinnick

Robert Minhinnick Rattapallax Films

Robert Minhinnick

Rattapallax magazine is showcasing its new selection of poetry and literary films featuring works by Billy Collins, John John Giorno, Sylvia Plath, William Blake, William Burroughs, Yehuda Amichai,...
PJ Kavanagh

P J Kavanagh, Ledbury Poetry Festival

PJ Kavanagh

P J Kavanagh and Josephine Dickinson
The great man of letters, P J Kavanagh, writes of his poems: "Beyond decoration, humble, in plain rhyme,/ As clear as I could, and as truthful." This is a rare...
David Harsent

Poetry Review, Ledbury Festival

David Harsent

Poetry Review
Poetry Review Editor, Fiona Sampson, hosts this event welcoming leading writers who will feature in the Summer issue of this prestigious magazine: National Poetry Competition and former...
Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters

Fusek Peters, Ledbury Festival

Andrew Fusek Peters and Polly Peters

Andrew Fusek Peters Children's Event
(Family event, 6 – 11 year olds)
Mad, Bad and Dangerously Haddock author, Andrew Fusek Peters is Britain’s tallest poet (6'8"!). He has performed all over the...
Tom Paulin

Tom Paulin Ledbury

Tom Paulin

Tom Paulin on Louis MacNeice
To mark MacNeice's centenary, celebrated poet, critic and former Late Review panelist, Tom Paulin will talk about MacNeice and discuss his impact on Irish poetry,...
Robert Minhinnick

Robert Minhinnick on Dylan Thomas.

Robert Minhinnick

"Poetry Wales" magazine editor Robert Minhinnick will focus on Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his mythical death in New York City after a drinking binge at the White Horse Tavern.
Sponsored by...
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Edmonton

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Mel Hurtig Lecture - "The Future of Canada"
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Award Ceremony, Oviedo

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, Prince of Asturias Award Ceremony
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Toronto

Margaret Atwood

Magaret Atwood Lecture, Massey Lecture 5
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Montreal

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Massey Lecture 4
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Winnipeg

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Massey Lecture 3
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, St John's

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Massey Lecture 1
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Vancouver

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lecture, Massey Lecture 2
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Abergavenny

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Abergavenny
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Helmsley

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Helmsley
Samuel Menashe

The Neglected Masters Award: Samuel Menashe at Eighty

Samuel Menashe

'The Neglected Masters Award: Samuel Menashe at Eighty' - Christopher Ricks, Professor of Poetry at Oxford, will discuss Samuel Menashe and his work.
Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph Launch Reading

Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph - Launch of her latest collection, Extreme of Things
Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle London reading

Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle reading with Esther Jansma and Mirjam van Hee, a Poetry International Event
U. A. Fanthorpe

U A Fanthorpe Double Act

U A Fanthorpe

'Double Act' - an afternoon of poetry by U A Fanthorpe with Dr Rosie Bailey

T S Eliot Award - Reading

The T S Eliot 2005 Prize Reading: Polly Clark, Helen Farish, David Harsent, Sinéad Morrissey, Alice Oswald, Pascale Petit, Sheenagh Pugh, John Stammers, and Gerard Woodward. Tickets: 020 7388 8822
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Port Medway reading

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, Port Medway Readers' Festival
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood Lunenberg reading

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading and signing
Jackie Kay
Jackie Kay
Charles Simic
Jackie Kay

Great Women Poets Tour

Jackie Kay

Great Women Poets Tour - with Sujata Bhatt, Vicki Feaver, Catherine Fisher and Jackie Kay
Charles Simic
Jackie Kay
Jackie Kay
Jackie Kay
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading and interview

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, reading and interview with Leonard Lopate
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood - launch of Tent

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading to launch her new collection The Tent
Andrew Motion
Andrew Motion
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion Kings Sutton Reading

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading, King Sutton Literary Festival
Andrew Motion
George Szirtes

George Szirtes Huddersfield Reading

George Szirtes

George Szirtes reading at the Huddersfield Festival
George Szirtes
George Szirtes

George Szirtes LRB Reading

George Szirtes

George Szirtes in conversation
Andrew Motion
Andrew Motion
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading, 'A Poem and a Pint'

Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading, 'A Poem and a Pint', Market Festival
Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading

Vicki Feaver

Vicki Feaver reading (with Ruth Padel), Poetry Association of Scotland
PJ Kavanagh

PJ Kavanagh reading

PJ Kavanagh

Patrick Kavanagh and Kevin Crossley-Holland reading at Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival
Andrew Motion
Andrew Motion
Andrew Motion
Jackie Kay

Great Women Poets Tour 2

Jackie Kay

Great Women Poets Tour - with Sujata Bhatt, Vicki Feaver, Catherine Fisher and Jackie Kay
Penelope Shuttle

Penlope Shuttle residential course

Penelope Shuttle

Penelope Shuttle residential course - The Quest for Equilibrium Through Poetry, 12-16 June 2006
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood lecture, Saratoga Springs

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, Frances Steloff Lecture
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood presentation, Cleveland

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, Presentation at Cleveland Public Library for Sunday Afternoon Writers and Readers
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood lecture, Markham

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, Lecture at 13th Annual Charles Sauriol Environmental Dinner
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, San Antonio

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, San Antonio
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, St Andrews

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, StAnza Poetry Festival
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, Eden Mills

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, Eden Mills Writers Festival
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, Bonnie Stern Book Club Dinner

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, Bonnie Stern Book Club Dinner
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Hastings

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Word About Town
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Ilkley

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Ilkley Festival

Westminster Abbey: Poetry from Poet's Corner

Andrew Motion, the Poet Laureate, will host an evening of readings from some of Britain's finest actors to bring Westminster Abbey's Poets' Corner to life for a few memorable hours.
www.westminster-...
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Cirencester

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Cirencester

Poems of Identity in a Changing World

The Poetry Society presents Poems of Identity, a pre-National Poetry Day event with Simon Armitage, Moniza Alvi, Jackie Kay and Nick Laird, looking at how where we are from informs who we are. The...

National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day engages millions of people with poetry, ranging from web-based activities to live events, for people young and old, throughout the country.
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Leicester

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Active Arts Festival
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Warwick

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Warwick Words
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood lecture, Georgetown

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood lecture on The Blind Assassin
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood event, Algonquin

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood, 3-day Kayaking Tour 'Surfacing', 7-9 August 2006
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Lowdham

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope Reading, Nottinghamshire Literature Festival
Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich Reading

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich reading new poetry
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Denmead

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Denmead Festival
Wendy Cope
Wendy Cope
Wendy Cope
Sujata Bhatt

Sujata Bhatt Reading

Sujata Bhatt

Sujata Bhatt - launch of the Italian bi-lingual edition of her Selected Poems
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Troubadour

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope, Magma magazine reading with Alicia Stubbersfield
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, Moose Jaw

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood reading, Saskatchewan Festival of Words 20-23 July 2006
Margaret Atwood
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Norwich

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, If I Don't Know
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading for the benefit of the York Minster Development Fund
Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield Poetry for Water Benefit

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield reading at the Poetry for Water Benefit.
Brian Patten

Brian Patten - Leap into Books Festival

Brian Patten

Brian Patten performs as part of Laisterdyke Business & Enterprise College's Leap into Books Festival
Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig reading Wolverhampton

Ian Duhig

Magical poet Ian Duhig, performance poet Catherine Brogan and storyteller Fran O'Boyle entertain all the family. There will also be music, dancing and face painting. This event is free.
For further...

Fiona Sampson reading StAnza

Award winning English poet Fiona Sampson shares a stage with one of the best known poets from China, who is now living in exile in London. Fiona Sampson’s verse has a wonderful musicality while Yang...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading New Brighton

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres's show includes material from her bestselling books; SURGICALLY ENHANCED, WITH THESE HANDS, and THE WORKS, along with new poems and stories. Call box office: 0151 666 0000 or visit: www....
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Kings College

Paul Muldoon

The English Department at King’s has organised a series of public poetry readings by contemporary poets to take place during the academic year 2010-11. As part of this series Paul Muldoon will be...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading City Winery NYC

Paul Muldoon

John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders with special guests Paul Muldoon, Andrew Bird, David Wax Museum, Tift Merritt, Daniel Felsenfeld & The Jessold Consort, Eugene Mirman, JWH, Jonathan Coe...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Monmouth

Pam Ayres

An Audience with Pam Ayres, in conjuction with Monmouth Women’s Festival.
For more information t.01600 772467 or go to: www.monmouth-savoy.co.uk
Ruth Fainlight

Ruth Fainlight reading Lauderdale House

Ruth Fainlight

Award winning Ruth Fainlight’s New & Collected Poems were published in 2010. Here she joins Fleur Adcock, Shanta Achary, Katherine Gallagher, Penelope Shuttle and Jane Yeh at an international...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Ateneo de Madrid

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reads as part of an evening of Irish poetry and music. Call: +34 91 429 17 50 or visit: www.ateneodemadrid.com
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Kettering

Pam Ayres

An evening with Pam Ayres. Tickets: £19.50. Call: 01536 414141 or visit: www.lighthousetheatre.co.uk
Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire reading Auckland

Bill Manhire

Rhythm & Verse - Unwind with an evening of words and music. Poets Bill Manhire, Janet Charman, SimoneKaho and Jason Morales are joined by musicians Linn Lorkin and Hershal.
Entry $5. Cash door...
Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson reading Austin

Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson, whose four acclaimed collections include A Painted Field, Slow Air, Swithering, and The Wrecking Light, reads his poetry. For more information visit: www.utexas.edu/academic/mcw

Fiona Sampson reading Poetry Now

Fiona Sampson joins Dave Lordan and Jaan Kaplinski for this poetry reading at Poetry Now 2011. Tickets: €14/10/8. Call: +353 (0) 1 2312929 or visit: www.poetrynow.ie
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading University of Southern California

Paul Muldoon

Irish writer Paul Muldoon gives a poetry reading for this special 25th anniversary event. This event is free. For more information visit: http://web-app.usc.edu
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Windsor 1st

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres 35 Year Anniversary Show. Tickets: £27.50-£31.50. Call: 01753 853888 or visit: www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Windsor 2nd

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres 35 Year Anniversary Show. Tickets: £27.50-£31.50. Call: 01753 853888 or visit: www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk
Kelly Grovier

Kelly Grovier reading at Coffee House Poetry

Kelly Grovier

Ten Years of Oxford Poets.
Kelly Grovier, whose 2nd collection The Sleepwalker at the Sea is due out April, joins David Constantine, Martha Kapos, Saradha Soobrayen, Christopher Southgate, Anna...
Ruth Fainlight

Ruth Fainlight reading Jewish Book Week

Ruth Fainlight

Ruth Fainlight at Jewish Book Week.
Each of Ruth Fainlight’s poems is a balancing act between thought and feeling, revealing otherness within the everyday. She reads from her New and Collected Poems...
Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig reading Cork

Ian Duhig

Ian Duhig will be reading with Lory Manrique-Hyland & Valérie Rouzeau at the Cork Literature Festival.
“The most original poet of his generation” - Carol Ann Duffy, Guardian. For more information...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon, NYC

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reads for: 'Elizabeth Bishop at 100'.
Twenty contemporary poets read a favorite poem by Elizabeth Bishop in honor of her centenary year, framed by excerpts from the new volume of...
Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield New York reading

Jane Hirshfield

Jane Hirshfield and other poets to be announced will read for Poets House near their new, soon to open home in Battery Park City. Music by Meredith Monk and others will also be part of this free,...
Annie Freud

Poet in the City's Love Poetry

Annie Freud

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this fabulous poetry event. Annie Freud will read about love alongside other poets including; Clive James, Ian Duhig, Paul Farley and Robin Robertson. Tickets cost £9.50...
Paul Farley

Poet in the City's Love Poetry

Paul Farley

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in grand romantic style at this fabulous poetry event, hosted by Poet in the City. Paul Farley will read about love alongside other poets including; Clive James, Ian Duhig,...
Robin Robertson

Poet in the City's Love Poetry

Robin Robertson

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in grand romantic style at this fabulous poetry event, organised by Poet in the City in partnership with Picador. Robin Robertson will read alongside other poets, including...
Ian Duhig

Poet in the City's Love Poetry

Ian Duhig

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Poet in the City's fabulous poetry event. Ian Duhig will read about love alongside other poets, including Robin Robertson, Clive James, Paul Farley and Annie Freud....
Fiona Sampson

Fiona Samspon at Poetry Now Festival 2011

Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson joins Dave Lordan and Jaan Kaplinski reading their poems as part of the Poetry Now Festival. Tickets: €14/£10/£8. For more information visit: www.poetrynow.ie
Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson StAnza Panel

Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson, Diana Hendry, David Brown and Katherine R. Cooper discuss the poetry of the King James Authorised Bible.
Bill Manhire

Bill Manhire reading, Wellington

Bill Manhire

'7 Poets in the City'- New Zealand Poet Laureate, Cilla McQueen, is joined by Bill Manhire, Jenny Bornholdt, Kate Camp, Gregory O'Brien, Vincent O'Sullivan and Ian Wedde to share an evening of...
Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson reading Edinburgh

Robin Robertson

Singer songwriter Alasdair Roberts first collaborated with poet Robin Robertson on the track 'The Leaving' for the album Ballads of the Book. Here they will be sharing a stage together for the first...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Belfast

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon - 'Getting Hooked, How to make a lyric connection'. 7th Songwriting Convention at the Belfast Nashville Festival. Tickets: £5 on the door. For more information visit: www....
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Wayside Shrines, NYC

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon - Poetry and Rock'n'Roll with Wayside Shrines. Tickets: $10.00. For more information visit: http://thestonenyc.com
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion in Conversation with Rebecca Jones

Andrew Motion

Last year, former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion published Laurels and Donkeys, a collection of poems about war. Now, he is at work on a sequel to Treasure Island, to be published in 2012. He talks to...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion introduces The Cinder Path

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion introduces his latest book of poems, The Cinder Path, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, the new pamphlet Laurels and Donkeys on conflicts from 1914 to the war...
Paul Farley

Paul Farley reading StAnza 2011

Paul Farley

Intimate reading by Paul Farley at StAnza 2011; Scotland's International Poetry Festival. This is a unique opportunity to listen to one of the UK's most distinctive and imaginative voices. Box office...
Paul Farley

Paul Farley reading 2 StAnza 2011

Paul Farley

Reading with Marilyn Hacker and Paul Farley at StAnza 2011. A distinguished poet and critic from New York takes centre stage along with one of the most popular of the 'Next Generation' poets. Box...
Brian Patten

Brian Patten reading Sharpham

Brian Patten

Gitanjali Poetry Fair at Sharpham: A celebration of poetry in its widest sense. Come and enjoy song, dance, drama, artwork, installation and an impressive line-up of poets
including Brian Patten, Sir...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion reading Sharpham

Andrew Motion

Gitanjali Poetry Fair at Sharpham: A celebration of poetry in its widest sense. Come and enjoy song, dance, drama, artwork, installation and an impressive line-up of poets
including Sir Andrew Motion...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage reading Sharpham

Simon Armitage

Gitanjali Poetry Fair at Sharpham: A celebration of poetry in its widest sense. Come and enjoy song, dance, drama, artwork, installation and an impressive line-up of poets
including Simon Armitage,...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon reading Hollins University

Paul Muldoon

Poetry reading by Paul Muldoon followed by Reception. This event is free. For more information visit: www.hollins.edu
John Fuller

John Fuller reading Chepstow

John Fuller

John Fuller and David Hurn present 'Writing the Picture', a collaboration in which the poet responds to images, rather than a photographer or artist ‘illustrating’ a poem.
"This brave volume offers a...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Shrewsbury 2

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reads her poetry.
“Forget the corny comedian: Pam Ayres is a proper poet, whose wistful, funny, and perceptive verse captures both the joy and unfairness of life.” Sunday Times
Tickets: £19...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon Rutgers University

Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T.S. Elliot Prize, reads in the Writers at Newark Reading Series with Peter Constantine and Rachel Hadas. This event is free. For more...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Tunbridge Wells

Pam Ayres

An evening with Pam Ayres. Pam’s show includes material from her bestselling books; Surgically Enhanced, With These Hands, and The Works, along with new poems and stories.
Tickets: £19.50. For more...
Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson reading Poetry next the Sea

Robin Robertson

Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival 6-8 May. With a theme of “Myth and Magic”, this year's festival is delighted to announce the line-up for their May feast of poetry, magnificently headed by Robin...
Brian Patten

Brian Patten reading Warwick

Brian Patten

The Ghosts on the Wall - Brian Patten explores his past and its many ghosts through poetry that is both serious and funny. He reads from his own work and also includes poems by some of the great...
Brian Patten

Brian Patten reading Lincoln Book Festival

Brian Patten

The Ghosts on the Wall - Brian Patten explores his past and its many ghosts through poetry and a vivid memoir he is currently writing. He reads from his own work and also includes poems by some of...
Jane Duran

Jane Duran reading Dove Cottage

Jane Duran

Jane Duran joins August Kleinzahler at a reading hosted by Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum. Jane Duran's poems explore the dark undercurrents of the journey, with sequences on the construction...
Clare Pollard

Claire Pollard reading Poetry-next-the-Sea

Clare Pollard

Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival 6-8 May. With a theme of “Myth and Magic”, this year's festival is delighted to announce the line-up for their May feast of poetry, magnificently headed by Claire Pollard...
Anne Stevenson

Anne Stevenson reading Poetry-next-the-Sea

Anne Stevenson

Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival 6-8 May. With a theme of “Myth and Magic”, this year's festival is delighted to announce the line-up for their May feast of poetry, magnificently headed by Anne Stevenson...
Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers reading Poetry-next-the-Sea

Owen Sheers

Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival 6-8 May. With a theme of “Myth and Magic”, this year's festival is delighted to announce the line-up for their May feast of poetry, magnificently headed by Owen Sheers,...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Shrewsbury

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reads her poetry.
“You're only gradually aware of verse that rhymes: hers is a sophisticated art. And there's no whimsy: her eye is accurate, her tongue has a sharp edge.” The Scotsman...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon at Woodstock Writers Festival

Paul Muldoon

'The Evolution of a Poet' at Woodstock Writers Festival. How does a writer's work change over time? Four of the most distinguished poets of our age, Paul Muldoon, Tim Seibles, Vijay Seshadri and Jean...
George Szirtes

George Szirtes reading Cheltenham

George Szirtes

George Szirtes at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Destined to be one of the highlights of the festival, George shares a particularly atmospheric stage with widely admired Nigel McLoughlin. There will...
Clare Pollard

Claire Pollard reading Cheltenham

Clare Pollard

Claire Pollard at Cheltenham Poetry Festival. Since bursting onto the scene aged 20 with The Heavy-Petting Zoo, Gregory Award winner Clare Pollard has been one of the country’s most popular young...
Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen

A poetry show for families with small children, featuring the fabulous Michael Rosen. Poet in the City is delighted to invite adults and their small children to family shows taking place at 2.30pm...
Paul Muldoon

Paul Muldoon at NY University

Paul Muldoon

Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets: Kathleen Graber and Anthony Carelli introduced by Series Editor Paul Muldoon.
Anthony Carelli’s first book of poems, Carnations, is due from Princeton...
Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson reading 2 StAnza 2011

Ciaran Carson

Reading with Douglas Dunn and Ciaran Carson. The final reading for StAnza 2011 brings to the Byre stage two senior poets of their generation from either side of the Irish Sea. Tickets: £8/£6 Box...
Ciaran Carson

StAnza Masterclass 2011 led by Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson

The StAnza Festival Masterclass led by Ciaran Carson. In-depth critique and comment on selections from poems submitted by participants. Tickets £4/£3. Box office: 01334 475000 email: boxoffice@...
Ciaran Carson

Ciaran Carson reading StAnza 2011

Ciaran Carson

Intimate reading by Ciaran Carson at StAnza 2011. A special opportunity to listen up close to a poet who writes in English but "with the ghost of Irish behind it". Tickets: £5/£3 Box office: 01334...
Robin Robertson

Robin Robertson reading San Antonio

Robin Robertson

Join Robin Robertson for a poetry reading and reception. For more information email: [email protected]
Kelly Grovier

Kelly Grover at Oxford Literary Festival

Kelly Grovier

Kelly Grovier talks to Jem Poster at the Oxford Literary Festival. This event is timed to coincide with the publication of Kelly Grovier’s second collection, The Sleepwalker at Sea (published by...
John Fuller

John Fuller reading Cardiff

John Fuller

Poet John Fuller and photographer David Hurn present 'Writing the Picture'. Tickets: £2. For further information contact Victoria Humphreys at [email protected] or telephone 01656...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Dunstable

Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres’ show includes material from her bestselling books, 'Surgically Enhanced With These Hands' and 'The Works' along with new poems and stories. Tickets: £19.50. For more information or to book...
Don Paterson

Don Paterson at the Tabernacle

Don Paterson

An evening with Britain's best poets. Don Paterson joins Andrew Motion, Wendy Cope and Clive James to read and talk about their own poems as well as their favourite works by poets from the past. If...
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion at the Tabernacle

Andrew Motion

An evening with Britain's best poets. Andrew Motion joins Clive James, Wendy Cope and Don Paterson to read and talk about their own poems as well as their favourite works by poets from the past. If...
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope at the Tabernacle

Wendy Cope

An evening with Britain's best poets. Wendy Cope joins Andrew Motion, Don Paterson and Clive James to read and talk about their own poems as well as their favourite works by poets from the past. If...
Clive James

Clive James at the Tabernacle

Clive James

An evening with Britain's best poets. Clive James joins Andrew Motion, Wendy Cope and Don Paterson to read and talk about their own poems as well as their favourite works by poets from the past. If...
Clive James

Poet in the City's Love Poetry

Clive James

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in grand romantic style at this fabulous poetry event. Featuring a superb line up of poets including: Clive James, Ian Duhig, Paul Farley, Annie Freud and Robin Robertson,...
Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson StAnza reading

Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson and Yang Lian with his translator, Brian Holton.
Sally Read

Poetry Reading: Bungay Library

Sally Read

An evening of poetry with Sally Read, reading from her Bloodaxe collections The Point of Splitting (2005) and Broken Sleep (2009).
Clare Pollard

The Sampler

Clare Pollard

The Sampler, with readings from Clare Pollard, Jack Underwood and Liz Berry.
Clare Pollard

Launch of Identity Parade

Clare Pollard

Launch of the new Bloodaxe anthology, Identity Parade, edited by Roddy Lumsden. Various poets from the anthology, including Clare Pollard, will read.
Sally Read

Poetry Reading: The Wheatsheaf

Sally Read

An evening of poetry with Sally Read, Isobel Dixon and Roisin Tierney reading from their work.
Julia Bird

Malmesbury Carnival: Poetry Evening

Julia Bird

An evening of poetry with Julia Bird, reading poems from her debut collection, Hannah and the Monk (Salt, 2008).
Fred D'Aguiar

Fred D’Aguiar and Christopher James

Fred D'Aguiar

A rare opportunity to hear Fred D'Aguiar read and speak. With Christopher James, winner of the National Poetry Competition.
August Kleinzahler

August Kleinzahler and John Hartley Williams

August Kleinzahler

Live reading with August Kleinzahler - "He draws primarily on the language of the street - colloquial American usages - and hears the music inherent in ordinary speech" (Clive Wilmer) - and John...
Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams reading, Royal Society of Literature

Hugo Williams

'Speaking of Love', a Royal Society of Literature event. Hugo Williams will be reading along with Jackie Kay and Wendy Cope. For more information go to: www.rslit.org or: www.icr-london.co.uk.
Clare Pollard

Swindon Festival of Literature

Clare Pollard

Festival Finale, with readings from Clare Pollard, Daljit Nagra and Luke Kennard.
Brian Moses

Brian Moses at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Brian Moses

Brian Moses will be performing at the Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock will be reading at the Ledbury Poetry festival.
Don Paterson

Don Paterson at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Don Paterson

Don Paterson and Christopher Reid will be reading at the Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Billy Collins

Billy Collins reading at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Billy Collins

Billy Collins makes his debut at the Ledbury Poetry Festival
Clare Pollard

Voice Recognition event

Clare Pollard

Voice Recognition Bloodaxe anthology event, with James Byrne and various readers.
Chris McCabe

Shad Thames, Broken Wharf

Chris McCabe

SHAD THAMES, BROKEN WHARF by Chris McCabe
+ Iain Sinclair
Shad Thames, Broken Wharf is a newly commissioned play of voices by acclaimed poet Chris McCabe that spans centuries of changes across the...
Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams & Rhian Edwards

Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams, the Fred Astaire of the poetry world, reads with the performance poet Rhian Edwards.
6 p.m. till 7 p.m.
Daljit Nagra

Daljit Nagra & Barry Taylor

Daljit Nagra

Reading by Daljit Nagra and Barry Taylor
4.15 p.m. till 5. 15 p.m.
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel at Swindon Festival of Literature

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will read from and answer questions on DARWIN - A LIFE IN POEMS
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel - Bristol Festival of Ideas

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will read from and answer questions on DARWIN - A LIFE IN POEMS, and chair Dame Gillian Beer's talk on Charles Darwin
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel and Andrew Motion - Troubadour

Ruth Padel

POETRY AND JAZZ: Ruth Padel and Andrew Motion will read, punctuated with jazz sessions
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel Sheffield reading

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will speak at a Session on Science, Art and Creativity hosted by the Humanities Research Institute. She will discuss the links between science and the arts.
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel Cambridge reading

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will read from and answer questions on DARWIN - A LIFE IN POEMS
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel - NY Botanical Gardens

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will read from and answer questions on DARWIN - A LIFE IN POEMS
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel Lillian Vernon reading

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will read from and answer questions on DARWIN - A LIFE IN POEMS
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel - T S Eliot festival

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel will be performing poems with jazz accompaniment in the T S Eliot Festival
Polly Clark

Reading with Colette Bryce.

Polly Clark

Reading with Colette Bryce.
Alan Brownjohn

In conversation: Alan Brownjohn & Eddie Linden

Alan Brownjohn

Alan Brownjohn and Eddie Linden in conversation. Come and listen to these two wise, opinionated poets as they converse and read from their work. When the readings are over, relax in their company...
Paul Farley

Poetry London Launch: Paul Farley & Chase Twichell

Paul Farley

The launch of Poetry London transfers to Ledbury with readings from two distinguished contributors to the summer issue, Paul Farley and Chase Twichell.
7.45 p.m. till 8.45 p.m.
Samuel Menashe

Life is Immense: Visiting Samuel Menashe

Samuel Menashe

Pamela Robertson-Pearce presents her film, which will accompany the first British edition of Samuel Menashe's New & Selected Poems. Filmed in the apartment where he has lived for the past half...
Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel on Darwin

Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel marks the bicentenary of the birth of her great-great-grandfather, Charles Darwin with a reading from her new book, Darwin: A Life in Poems.
12.45 p.m. till 1.45 p.m.
Roger McGough

That Awkward Age

Roger McGough

Roger McGough launches the Ledbury Poetry Festival with a new collection and an evening of poems to amaze and delight.
6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Roger McGough

Roger McGough: Slapstick

Roger McGough

A reading for children aged 10 and upwards. Here be gorillas & fruitbats, talking eels & jazz-loving jellyfish, Lily the Pink back from weightlifting, the mysterious death of a lighthouse...
Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Jenny Joseph

Jenny Joseph will be reading at the Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Clare Pollard

Norwich Poetry Club

Clare Pollard

Norwich Poetry Club event, with readings from Clare Pollard and Martin Figura.
Sally Read

Poetry Reading: Shakespeare and Company

Sally Read

In celebration of Bloodaxe's anthology; 'Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poetry', Sally Read will be reading alongside Annie Freud, A.B. Jackson and Ahren Warner, introduced by Roddy Lumsden,...
Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson at Kings College

Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson and Mimi Khalvati continue a new series of major poetry readings at King's. The events are free and open to the public. For more information go to: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/news/...
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Bishops Stortford

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reads from her latest collection; 'Two Cures for Love'. Tickets: £7 adults; £5 under 18s
t. 01279 838575
e. [email protected]
Jane Duran

Poetry Reading: Ware Poets

Jane Duran

Jane Duran will be reading her poems at Ware Poets. For more information go to: http://www.wareartscentre.org.uk/
e. [email protected]
t. 01920 466212
Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion with Ian Buckle, Larkin programme, Leeds

Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion and pianist Ian Buckle will appear at the University of Leeds to give a special performance celebrating the poems of Philip Larkin.
The 'Poems of Philip Larkin and music of the time...
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan - A Cartoon History of Here with Tony Husband

Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan - A Cartoon History of Here with Tony Husband.
t.01335 360566
Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion with EU Chamber Orchestra

Andrew Motion

Sir Andrew Motion with the EU Chamber Orchestra.
Sir Andrew Motion has been commissioned to write a series of poems which he will read during the performance, to illuminate the music’s evocation of...
Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

Gillian Clarke

Gillian Clarke will be reading at the Ledbury Poetry Festival.
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Oakham

Wendy Cope

'The Party Isn't Over Yet' - Wendy Cope, a performer famous for her wryly perceptive love poems & parodies, reads her poems.
Tickets: £9 - £10.50, available from: www.ents24.com.
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope reading, Royal Society of Literature

Wendy Cope

'Speaking of Love', a Royal Society of Literature event. On Valentine's night Wendy Cope, Jackie Kay and Hugo Williams will read and reflect upon their favourite poetry about love, both from their...
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay reading, Royal Society of Literature

Jackie Kay

'Speaking of Love', a Royal Society of Literature event. Jackie Kay will be reading along with Hugo Williams and Wendy Cope. For more information go to: www.rslit.org or: www.icr-london.co.uk.
Jan Kemp

Jan Kemp reading Munster

Jan Kemp

Reading presenting Dieter Riemenschneider's bilingual anthology; “Wild Light” – contemporary New Zealand Poetry at the Universities of Frankfurt and of Munster. For information about the event go to...
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Poole

Pam Ayres

An Audience with Pam Ayres.
Tickets: £18.50
Combined 2 course lunch and ticket offer: £30
t. 0844 406 8666
or go to: www.lighthousepoole.co.uk
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Barnstaple

Pam Ayres

An evening with Pam Ayres. Tickets: £18.
t. 01271 324242
e. [email protected]
Pam Ayres

Pam Ayres reading Weston-Super-Mare

Pam Ayres

An evening with Pam Ayres. Tickets: £17.50 - £18.50.
t. 01934 645544
e. [email protected]
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan - A Cartoon History of Here with Tony Husband

Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan - A Cartoon History of Here with Tony Husband.
t. 01827 284812
Dan Burt

Dan Burt reading, St John's College Cambridge.

Dan Burt

Dan Burt reads his poetry at St John's College Cambridge.
t.01223 338600 e. [email protected]
Don Paterson

Aldeburgh 2010

Don Paterson

Don Paterson reads at the Aldeburgh Festival
Don Paterson

Aldeburgh 2010 (2)

Don Paterson

Discussion: The Poet's Toolkit
Don Paterson, Bill Manhire, Lars Gustafsson and Marie Howe.
Andrew Motion

Minchinhampton

Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion will be reading his poems in Minchinhampton Church, Gloucestershire, at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, November 25th.
Andrew Motion

Aldeburgh

Andrew Motion

At this year's Aldeburgh Festival, Andrew Motion will tell the story of The Poetry Archive, launched five years ago to re-affirm the value of sound in poetry and to conserve today's voices for future...
Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan - A Cartoon History of Here with Tony Husband

Ian McMillan

Ian McMillan - A Cartoon History of Here with Tony Husband.
t. 01785 811653
Imtiaz Dharker

Poetry Live Readings for GCSE students

Imtiaz Dharker

At various venues across the UK, readings for GCSE students from Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage, Gillian Clarke, Grace Nichols, John Agard, Daljit Nagra, Moniza Alvi, Owen Sheers, Choman Hardi and...
Bill Manhire

Aldeburgh 2010 (2)

Bill Manhire

Discussion: The Poet's Toolkit.
Bill Manhire, Don Paterson, Lars Gustafsson and Marie Howe.
Imtiaz Dharker

Poetry International

Imtiaz Dharker

Readings from Imtiaz Dharker, Carol Ann Duffy, Gillian Clarke, Jackie Kay, and music from John Sampson.
Chris McCabe

Salt Plus at Phoenix Arts 20/1

Chris McCabe

Salt Plus - Liane Strauss, Mark Waldron, Chris McCabe and others.
Salt Plus is a new monthly reading series featuring both poets on the Salt list and other poets, new and known. The first event has...
Fiona Sampson

T.S. Eliot Prize Readings

Fiona Sampson

Fiona Sampson is one of the shortlisted poets for this year's T S Eliot Prize. She and eight of the others, including Simon Armitage, Robin Robertson and Seamus Heaney, will be reading at the Royal...
Bill Manhire

Aldeburgh 2010

Bill Manhire

Happiness Writes White
Is sadness a more natural, interesting and even sometimes a more pleasurable subject for poetry than happiness? Bill Manhire and Selima Hill explore the territory.
Ruth Fainlight

Troubadour

Ruth Fainlight

Poetry reading by Ruth Fainlight.
Robin Robertson

TS Eliot Prize Readings

Robin Robertson

Ian McMillan is one of the shortlisted poets for this year's T S Eliot Prize. He and eight of the others, including Simon Armitage, Fiona Sampson and Seamus Heaney, will be reading at the Royal...
Bill Manhire

Aldeburgh 2010 (3)

Bill Manhire

Master Class: Bill Manhire offers helpful feedback on unpublished poems by graduates of the Poetry Trust's Advanced Seminar 2010.
Chris McCabe

Shad Thames, Broken Wharf

Chris McCabe

SHAD THAMES, BROKEN WHARF by Chris McCabe
Spanning centuries of changes across London’s Docklands, this multimedia ‘play of voices’ by poet Chris McCabe eavesdrops on a conversation between Echo, a...
Allan Ahlberg

Allan Ahlberg interview

Allan Ahlberg

School assemblies, football and folk songs are just some of the sources of inspiration for leading children's author, Allan Ahlberg. Find out how he puts his best-selling books together, and why a...
Simon Armitage

Simon Armitage interview

Simon Armitage

Did you know there is more than one Simon Armitage? In this interview the best-selling poet and novelist introduces you to them and talks about the importance of voice in his work.
James Berry - Children's Poems

James Berry interview

James Berry Children's Poems

Distinguished poet, James Berry, often returns to his Jamaican childhood for the sound and subject matter of his poems. In this interview he describes these early influences and how he shapes them...
Sujata Bhatt

Sujata Bhatt interview

Sujata Bhatt

Sujata Bhatt is a poet of many different cultures: in this interview she talks about her travels and how they've influenced her writing, and lets us into the "private and inner world" of making poems.
Valerie Bloom

Valerie Bloom interview

Valerie Bloom

For Valerie Bloom her conservatory is her study where she likes to grow poems. Join her in her green-fingered hideaway as she explains the roots of her inspiration!
Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope interview

Wendy Cope

Wendy Cope muses on the lines that keep coming back, the challenges of formal verse and how a poem can be seriously funny.
U. A. Fanthorpe

U A Fanthorpe interview

U A Fanthorpe

One of the UK's most popular poets, U A Fanthorpe talks about the history of English, "the experienced language", and gives her tips for overcoming writer's block. Find out why she would like to be...
Choman Hardi

Choman Hardi Interview

Choman Hardi

Choman Hardi answers questions on her Kurdish background and the influence this has on her poetry and painting.
Jackie Kay

Jackie Kay interview

Jackie Kay

Join Jackie Kay as she reveals the musical influences on her award-winning poetry, and passes on some of her tips for helping you put pen to paper.
Wes Magee

Wes Magee interview

Wes Magee

School is an important inspiration for popular children's poet Wes Magee. In this interview he talks about how the strange habits of teachers and children have found their way into his poems,...
Adrian Mitchell

Adrian Mitchell interview

Adrian Mitchell

In this interview Adrian Mitchell, the UK's alternative Poet Laureate, makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry. He also discusses how he gets ideas for his poems, where he writes them...
Brian Moses

Brian Moses Interview

Brian Moses

Brian Moses set out to be a rock star. . .and became a poet instead! In this interview he tells us about his journey as a writer, where he finds inspiration, as well as revealing The Secret Lives of...
Judith Nicholls

Judith Nicholls interview

Judith Nicholls

Acclaimed children's poet, Judith Nicholls shows us round what her family have described as "the most untidy study in the world". She also reads several of her poems including the first one she ever...
Andrew Fusek Peters - Children's Poems

Andrew Fusek Peters interview

Andrew Fusek Peters Children's Poems

Hi I'm Andrew Fusek Peters and I'm a poet. I live in Shropshire, England with my wife Polly, with whom I write many of my poems. These are some of the questions that children ask me when I visit...
Jo Shapcott

Jo Shapcott interview

Jo Shapcott

Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!
Owen Sheers

Owen Sheers interview

Owen Sheers

In this revealing interview Owen Sheers, one of the UK's most successful younger writers, talks about the influence of his Welsh heritage on his writing, from the landscape to the lives of the small...
Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland Interview

Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland talks about her inspiration and process for writing poetry.

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A tour of the Archive with Roger Stevens

I really enjoyed listening to all the poems in the Archive. It's fantastic to hear poets reading their own work. It...

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Enjoy new recordings of classic poems from the past read by contemporary poets

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Henry Vaughan

read by John Fuller

Strange Meeting

Wilfred Owen

read by Andrew Motion