Poetry News: our exclusive members' newspaper with news, features, poems and prizes...

Autumn 2013

Poetry News Summer 2013Eleanor Turney interviews the multi-talented performance poetry tyro Kate Tempest, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2012 (recommendations for the 2013 Award are now invited from Poetry Society and Poetry Book Society members). As the deadline for the 2012 National Poetry Competition draws close, winners of last year's competition talk about their experiences. Julia Bird writes about poetry commissions, Andy Ching on his poetry hero, W.S. Graham, and Anna Robinson begins her survey of poetry libraries in the UK and beyond.

Plus... we pay tribute to the much-missed Seamus Heaney, interview Bond author William Boyd on selecting bedtime poems for Candlestick Press, offer a feast of members' news, and present Liz Berry's pick of members' poems on this year's National Poetry Day theme of 'Water'.


 Summer 2013

Poetry News Summer 2013Anne Carson, who will give the 2013 Poetry Society Annual Lecture, talks to Katy Evans-Bush, plus interviews with the new editor of Poetry Review, Maurice Riordan, with US poet and rising star Matthew Dickman and with Robin Houghton, winner of the Hamish Canham Prize. Adam Feinstein praises his poetry hero Pablo Neruda, Christopher James explores the nourishing influence of rain on poetry, Clare Pollard laments a publishing crisis and Jane Bluett offers a passionate defence of poetry by heart.

Plus... the National Poetry Competition launches, members' news and David Wheatley's pick of members' poems on the theme 'True North'.



Spring 2013

Poetry News Spring 2013NPC winner Patricia McCarthy is interviewed about her poem, Clothes that escaped the Great War' by Katy Evans-Bush; Ted Hughes Award 2012 shortlist previewed; Pasolini celebration; Close-up: Alison Chisholm explains the cento; Richard Scott on poets' librettos; the latest on the Poetry Train project helping teachers engage with poetry; Helen Mort on the lively poetry scene in Rotherham, Doncaster and Sheffield; Hannah Lowe on her poetry hero, Philip Levine; and Perdika Press in profile.

Plus... Maurice Riordan's appointment as editor of Poetry Review; the new Foyle anthology; the launch of the new Waterlines website; members' newsand Sarah Corbett's pick of members' poems on on the theme 'Presents'.




 Winter 2012/13

Poetry News Wniter 2012/13'Sharing the lingo' – Greg Delanty interviewed; 'An innocent eye' – Judith Aronson, photographer of poets, writers and artists, talks about her work; Richard Price on finding poetry again after a personal catastrophe; John Haynes on his poetry hero, Sylvia Plath; Grey Hen Press in profile; Deryn Rees-Jones on pairing poetry with the landscape paintings of Zoe Benbow.

Plus... No ordinary tree, Jackie Kay's Trafalgar Square tree poetry project; Angela Stoner, Stanza competition winner; and Stephen Knight's pick of members' poems on on the theme 'Absent'.