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.
See our Competitions page for places to send your work – click here 😁
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
Non-UK 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.
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.
Read more here
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…