Interview with Versopolis poet Helen Mort

Versopolis is a celebration of Emerging European Poets. This year the event, on Sunday 9 July, will feature Tiziano Fratus (Italy), Charlotte Van den Broeck (Belgium), Nikolina Andova (Macedonia), Veronika Dintinjana (Slovenia), Yekta (France), Kayo Chingonyo (UK) and Helen Mort (UK). Audience responses are overwhelmingly enthusiastic and this event has become a Festival highlight. One Read More …

Festival Events Celebrate D/deaf and Disabled Poets

Stairs & Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back is the first major UK anthology of poetry and essays from D/deaf and disabled writers, published by Nine Arches Press. Join writers, disability activists and co-editors of this groundbreaking anthology – Sandra Alland, Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman, alongside fellow contributors – for an afternoon of Read More …

Fantastic Beasts – Performance

First reading of Fantastic Beast poems at Hereford River Carnival on Saturday 29 April. Thanks to all the poets who came along to read their poems – Peter Wyton, Simon Cockle, Belinda Rimmer, Lesley Ingram, Liz Potter, Sue Johnson, Bob Woodroofe, Tina Cole. There is still time to add a poem (just follow the link Read More …

Ledbury Residential – Book your place

Refreshing the Word, with Fiona Sampson and David Harsent Monday 26 June – Thursday 29 June 2017 £450 (includes fully catered accommodation for 3 nights) Poetry expresses the self, captures the world, and gives both poet and reader new ways of seeing. Whether you’re a keen novice or working on your fifteenth collection, and whatever Read More …

Fantastic Beasts – Call for Poems

Herefordshire is a county of fantastic beasts and mythical creatures: The Dragon of Mordiford, the ‘enormous panther’ supposedly spotted near Ross on Wye, the Kilpeck Basilik. Also the minotaur, unicorn and werewolves in the Mappa Mundi. With this in mind Ledbury Poetry Festival is collecting fantastic beast poems. If you would like to contribute a Fantastic Beast Read More …