Gift Subscription3 December 2012
If you wish to purchase a gift subscription to Poetry London for a loved one this festive season, we are pleased to be able to include a free gift subscription card.
You can purchase a 1 or 2 year subscription (3 or 6 issues) via our website.
If you want to include a special message on the card, you can provide this in the 'Add special instructions to seller' field of the Paypal form. If you have any problems with this, you can email your message to email@example.com.
UK orders must be received by the 18th December 2012.
Freelance Poetry Editor Position10 October 2012
Poetry London is one of the UK's most prestigious and best-selling poetry magazines. Founded in 1988, it is published three times a year.
Following the departure of Colette Bryce after the Spring issue in 2013, we are seeking to appoint a freelance Poetry Editor to join the editorial team, and to edit the poems for the Autumn and Spring issues. Poems for the Summer issue will continue to be edited by Martha Kapos.
The Poetry Editor is the ‘lead’ editor of Poetry London, with overall responsibility for implementing and developing its editorial content. She/he also has a key role in the management of the magazine. The Poetry Editor sits on Poetry London’s Board of Trustees in the role of Secretary.
A job description, person specification and application details are available in the application pack. Download it here. (.pdf, right click and save as). Applicants should also download and submit a completed Equal Opportunities form (.doc, right click and save as).
Deadline for applications: 18 January 2013
Poetry London Autumn 2012 Launch Reading5 October 2012
Launch event: Friday 5th October 2012, 6.30pm.
Join us to launch the Autumn issue of Poetry London. Michael Symmons Roberts, Frances Leviston, Neil Astley and Liz Berry will be reading.
This event will also see the presentation of prizes for our 2012 competition winners (including Liz Berry, Amali Rodrigo and Ellen Cranitch).
Doors open at 6pm for 6.30pm start.
Free entrance. Free wine. Disabled access.
Foyles, The Gallery, 113–119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2
Poetry London Poetry Competition 201214 July 2012
Liz Berry has won first prize in the Poetry London Competition 2012, judged by Neil Astley. Liz, who was born in the Black Country and now lives in London, will receive £1000 and her poem ‘Bird’ will be published in our autumn issue, together with the runners-up.
Second prize of £500 goes to Amali Rodrigo for her poem ‘The Fish’, and third prize of £200 to Ellen Cranitch for her poem ‘Blasket Sound’.
Three poets receive commendations, and £75: Rosalind Hudis for ‘Rupture’; Julie Collar for ‘The Stampede’; Wes Lee for ‘Ginnel’; and Suzanna Fitzpatrick for ‘Lamb 001. The commended poems will be published on the Poetry London website in the autumn.
Prizes will be presented by Neil Astley at the launch of the autumn issue in September in London.
1st Prize: Liz Berry
2nd Prize: Amali Rodrigo
3rd Prize: Ellen Cranitch
Commended: Rosalind Hudis
Commended: Julie Collar
Commended: Wes Lee
Commended: Suzanna Fitzpatrick
Poetry London Summer 2012 Launch Reading30 June 2012
Poetry London at Poetry Parnassus
Join us to launch the Summer issue of Poetry London. This event will feature readings from Berlin-based poet Jan Wagner, Valerie Rouzeau from France, New Zealand's Bill Manhire, and one of the UK's finest poets Christopher Reid.
Saturday 30th June 2012. Doors open 6.30pm, readings 7pm. Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Entrance free, no booking. Free wine. Disabled access.
Box office: 0844 875 0073 www.southbankcentre.co.uk (Direct link: http://ticketing.southbankcentre.co.uk/find/literature-spoken-word/tickets/poetry-london-launch-67798)
Poetry London Spring 2012 Launch Reading15 March 2012
Thursday, 15 March 2012
8pm, St Paul’s Pavilion, Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Join us to launch the Spring issue of Poetry London, hosted by editor Colette Bryce. Selima Hill, Paul Batchelor, Amanda Dalton and Sam Riviere will be reading their poems in the magazine, as well as other work.
Doors open 7.30pm, readings 8pm. Entrance free, but booking recommended. Free wine. Disabled access.
Box office: 0844 875 0073 www.southbankcentre.co.uk All welcome!