Openings 36, the annual anthology of the Open University Poets Society has been published! For further details and to buy a copy see our Anthologies page.
Having recently taken over the management of this website and of our social media sites, I thought it an appropriate time to review their content and usage in order to identify developments that might increase participation. Consequently members will have received an email from me which details a number of proposals with these objectives in mind. I’m seeking feedback on these ideas and any other suggestions that will improve the content and operation of these sites.
Welcome to OUP’s new secretary Kimberley Pulling. Kimberley has taken on the role of secretary as Adrian Green steps down.
Our sincere thanks to Adrian for all his good work over the years. Adrian remains a committee member, so his kindness and wisdom is not lost to us.
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The 2018 OUP anthology is published! With thanks to editor Sue Spiers and collator Alice Harrison.
At the end of the year OUP members vote for their favourite poems from the workshop magazines, and the most popular appear in Openings, our anthology. The publication of Openings has been an annual event from 1981. The anthology is as broad-based as the organisation and reflects the varied backgrounds, interests and tastes of the members.
The OUP anthology for 2018 is Openings 35, you can get your copy sent directly to you, see below for details.
£7.00 plus P&P
Congratulations to OU poet Julie Anne Gilligan for achieving ‘Highly Commended’ for her prose poem in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
Congratulations to OU poet Julie Stamp for the shortlisting of her A Poem to Remember poem Still Here. You can read it here.