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Competition 2021: Judge Seán Hewitt

The 2021 Competition is now closed. Thank you to all who entered and also to everyone who shared. Winners will be contacted by 7 April.       We are pleased to announce the 9th poetry competition run by Poets … Continue reading

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The Reemergence Prize winner

The results are in for our 2020 Reemergence Prize. We are happy to announce the winner is Susan Shepherd, you can read Susan’s poem, ‘The Flodden Horses’, followed by the judges’ report below. The judges also drew up a long … Continue reading

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Online Workshop with Malika Booker: 7 November 2020

This workshop is now full. Thanks everyone. Malika Booker (bio below) will be tutor for a Zoom poetry workshop on Saturday 7 November at 10.30-12.30. The fee for this workshop is £20. Please email davidborrott@btinternet.com to confirm a place. Once … Continue reading

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Online Workshop with Anthony Anaxagorou, Editing Poetry: Thinking Beyond the Stanza, 31 October 2020

This workshop is now full. Thanks everyone. Our first ever Zoom workshop will be with Anthony Anaxagorou, (bio below), the subject is ‘Editing Poetry: Thinking Beyond the Stanza’. It takes place on Saturday 31 October and runs from 10.30-12.30. The … Continue reading

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Poetry Prize: Reemergence

The Reemergence Prize is now closed. Thank you and good luck to everyone who entered.     As you all know we have been unable to stage any events at the Whitworth since February and this situation is likely to … Continue reading

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Altered Nature Commission Poems 2020

Each year Poets & Players commission poets to write on a subject that we think is relevant that year and also that has potential to produce a variety of responses. This year we invited poets David Wheatley, Mary Jean Chan, … Continue reading

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The Winners of our 2020 competition

We are pleased to reveal the names of the winners and commended poets chosen by judge Sinéad Morrissey.  Winners First Prize:– –   Rob Miles, ‘Moon’ Second Prize:-.. Natalie Rees, ‘Little House’ Third Prize:–  –Luke Allan, ‘Lemon ode’ Commended Poets Rod … Continue reading

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Workshop with Sinéad Morrissey: 4 April 2020

WORKSHOP CANCELLED We are pleased to host a workshop with Sinéad Morrissey on Saturday 4 April 2020, 10.30-12.30 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Everyone welcome. All areas of the Gallery are accessible and there are several parking bays on … Continue reading

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Commission ‘Altered Nature’ with David Wheatley, Mary Jean Chan, Isaiah Hull, Jane Burn and music from the Chuva Guitar Duo: 21 March 2020

EVENT CANCELLED A free poetry and music event at the Whitworth Art Gallery on 21 March 2020 (2.30-4.00). This is our annual commission event; poets David Wheatley, Mary Jean Chan, Isaiah Hull and Jane Burn have been invited to participate … Continue reading

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Workshop with David Wheatley: 21 March 2020

WORKSHOP CANCELLED We are pleased to host a workshop with David Wheatley on Saturday 21 March 2020, 10.30-12.30 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester. Everyone welcome. All areas of the Gallery are accessible and there are several parking bays on … Continue reading

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