Home thoughts about Winchester Poetry Festival

Leafing through the jottings in my Winchester Poetry Festival notebook, I see that I wrote down some of the comments Sinéad Morrissey made, before she read amazing poems, all new work, from her next collection (out in 2017).  “We’re in a toxic revolution,” the poet said, referring to the Northern Ireland Department of Arts and Culture being replaced by … Continue reading Home thoughts about Winchester Poetry Festival

Winchester Poetry Festival Diary: What isn’t translation?

Day Two of Winchester Poetry Festival started in the Children’s Library at Winchester Discovery Centre.  MPT Editor Sasha Dugdale and Access consultant Shelley Boden ran a session which introduced children to poetry (for children) in translation,  “Poems from different countries can tell you things in a different way,” Sasha told the young participants.  “When you read … Continue reading Winchester Poetry Festival Diary: What isn’t translation?

Modern Poetry in Translation at Winchester Poetry Festival, 7 – 9 October 2016

I’m really pleased that Modern Poetry in Translation magazine is a festival partner of Winchester Poetry Festival, and will be in residence at the festival, which is only weeks away. MPT  has emailed subscribers details of some festival readings and events they’ve been working on so I thought I’d share them with you.  I hope you’ll be … Continue reading Modern Poetry in Translation at Winchester Poetry Festival, 7 – 9 October 2016

Winchester Poetry Festival Poets Feature in Forward Prize Lists

Two of the poets reading at this year’s Winchester Poetry Festival have been shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Collection 2016.  Choman Hardi has been shortlisted for her collection Considering the Women (Bloodaxe Books) and Ian Duhig has been shortlisted for his collection The Blind Roadmaker (Picador Poetry). Choman Hardi will read at the festival on Saturday 8th … Continue reading Winchester Poetry Festival Poets Feature in Forward Prize Lists

Winchester Poetry Festival Programme Launched

Details of the line-up for the second Winchester Poetry Festival, which will run from Friday 7 October until Sunday 9 October, are now live at the Winchester Poetry Festival website. Tickets are available for Friends in person or by telephone (01962 873603) from the Winchester Discovery Centre Box Office from today, 15 April.  General sales and … Continue reading Winchester Poetry Festival Programme Launched