Friday, 1 May 2009

Congratulations Carole Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy was today elected as the first female poet laureate
She takes poetry's most prestigious job, succeeding Andrew Motion, and says
'I look on it as recognition of the great women poets we now have writing' .

Whilst she plans to donate her yearly stipend of £5,750 to the Poetry Society to fund a new poetry prize she has, however, asked that her "butt of sack" – the 600 bottles of sherry traditionally given to the laureate – should be delivered up front, after learning that Motion is yet to receive his allocation.Very wise.
You can see her reading from her own works on Thursday, May 14th at Bollington Methodist Church £10.

For more poetry get along to Bollington Art Centre:
Cinnamon poets Gail Ashton (Ghost Songs), Jan Fortune-Wood (Stale Bread & Miracles), Judy Kendall (The Drier, The Brighter) and Bill Greenwell (Impossible Objects) perform their work, take tea and chat with the audience.
Sat 16 may 3.30pm. Go to Bollington Art Centre web site from our links.

Also catch two former Cheshire poet laureates Jo Bell & Joy Winkler doing their stuff at DCAS in Dukes Coiurt as part of the next Loop Social.More on that later.

Tues 9 June 8pm

And while we are on this topic remember it is National Poetry Day on Thursday 8 October. A chance to create a linked event (go on...) or to go to countless poetry based events taking place. Go to www. and register to be kept fully informed and to search their Whats On.

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