Winchester Poetry Prize – Longlist announced

Judge of the Winchester Poetry Prize Mimi Khalvati has selected a longlist of 22 poems which has been published on Winchester Poetry Festival's website. The winners will be announced at a special prize-giving event at the festival on Sunday 9 October 2016. Tickets for this event are free and can be booked via the Winchester Discovery … Continue reading Winchester Poetry Prize – Longlist announced

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

Blogging for Winchester Poetry Festival 2016

Hot on the trails of my post about the joys of poetry festivals, I'm happy to tell you that I will be the official Blogger at this year's Winchester Poetry Festival which will take place October 7 - 9. I will be posting my Festival Blogs on this site, as well as tweeting poetry snippets … Continue reading Blogging for Winchester Poetry Festival 2016