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‘A constellation of words and seeing’ – Cath Drake’s The Verandah

Discovery is what I want when I write a poem, when I read a poem. I want to be left changed … If the poem is good, I am a …

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Refreshing poetry & creativity programme into 2022 with Cath Drake’s The Verandah

Mindfulness and Poetry Uplift to get your year off to a good start and recharge your energy and creativity. Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress and improve well-being, clarity, focus …

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International Laurel Prize

The Shaking City was longlisted in the international Laurel Prize. The prize is run by the Poetry School and funded by the UK poet Laureate Simon Armitage’s Laureate’s honorarium, which …

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Courageous connections in poetry in the 2020s – new programme!

My virtual poetry programme, The Verandah, part of the UK/Australia Season of Culture 2021/22, kicks off in September / October and runs until late 2022. There’s high quality timely poetry workshops, …

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Two ground breaking poetry anthologies

I’ve blessed to be included in two new Poetry anthologies ‘Out of Time, Poetry from the Climate Emergency’ & ‘Too Young Too Loud Too Different, Poems from Malika’s Poetry Kitchen’.

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A mouthful of poetry!

Mark McGuinness has launched a fab new fortnightly podcast ‘A Mouthful of Air’ with close readings of single poems and discussions with contemporary authors about how one of their poems was created. He starts with Shakespeare, Yeats, Mimi Khalvati and me. 

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