Tag Archives: War Poetry

The anticipation of a book launch …

Pick and Mix anthology update by Emma van Woerkom Suddenly, I hear boxes of books are arriving at the Hay Writers’ Circle HQ filled with glorious copies of our Pick and Mix anthology.  We are delighted and excited – book … Continue reading

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Pick and Mix Anthology News.

“The first real content meeting for the Hay Writers new anthology took place at the weekend in the glorious booktown of Hay-on-Wye. I’m very happy to report that we have 80 strong pages of wonderful, diverse new writing selected and … Continue reading

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St. Valentine’s Muse – A Poem by ECvW

A couple of years ago I put a huge red heart in Castle Street, Hay-on-Wye. Attached to the heart was a bucket filled with chocolates and on it’s front, the poem typed below. It went down really really well – … Continue reading

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Considering the Poppy – Simon Armitage and Chris Daunt – Fine Press Poetry

Article posted by Emma van Woerkom The lovely people at Fine Press Poetry have been in contact concerning the previous post on Simon Armitage’s poems for ‘The Great War: An Elegy’.  They’ve produced a high quality, limited edition, which I think deserves … Continue reading

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Poems for the lost: Simon Armitage remembers WW1 – BBC ARTS SPECIAL

On this Remembrance Sunday Simon Armitage marks WW1 “The Great War – An Elegy: A Culture Show Special. In a major new BBC commission, acclaimed poet Simon Armitage has written seven new poems about World War I that form the … Continue reading

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POETRY COMPETITIONS FOR SONNETTING SERMONIZERS & LYRICAL LECTORS ALIKE!

These listed with humble thanks to the Poetry Can Website. Mslexia Women’s Poetry Competition 2014 (deadline 16th June) London Magazine International Poetry Competition 2014 (deadline 30th June) Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2014 (deadline 30th June) Ledbury Poetry Festival 2014 Competition … Continue reading

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WORDS OF THE WEEK – POEM – Normandy June 2014.

NORMANDY JUNE 2014 Here stones stand rigidly to attention, Row upon row, pristine, off-white; Measured, each to the same height, All equidistance apart. Each stone carefully engraved the same: Number, rank and name of fallen comrade, Someone’s son, lover, husband, … Continue reading

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