Congratulations to OU poet Julie Stamp for the shortlisting of her A Poem to Remember poem Still Here. You can read it here.
Read Judi’s poem A different kind of urban commissioned by the Open University Choir as part of the celebrations for ‘MK @ 50’ on the ‘Poems From OU Poets’ page. The poem formed the lyrics for a twenty minute choral piece, with brass ensemble and percussion, which was premiered in November 2017. It was the final flourish of the ‘MK @ 50’ celebrations.
Wonderful news from OU Poet Judi Moore, she has won the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award from ‘Words for the Wounded’ with her novella, ‘Little Mouse’. Congratulations, Judi.
Take a look at our Online Publishers page, new links provided, all good stuff. Some run competitions. Worth a couple of minutes to browse the sites.
…poetry for mental health.
See poster – I’d be going myself if I lived a little closer…
More 2018 competition details coming in, see this page
Looking forward to this year’s OU Poetry Weekend at Kewstoke with tutor Maggie Sawkins. The dates are 24-26 November and bookings have now closed. Watch this space for an update after the event!
Some great competitions coming up, see our Competitions and News page. Thanks to the OU Poets who’ve sent links 🙂
Happy National Poetry Day! What are you doing to celebrate?