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What poetry mustn't do is talk to itself.

by Bernard O'Donoghue

Upcoming events

May 31 Sun

Shore Poets MAY

Shore Poets offers poetry, music, and a raffle for the famous lemon cake.

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Jun 1 Mon

Launch of Stephanie Green's new pamphlet Flout

The Edinburgh launch of Stephanie Green's poetry pamphlet Flout.

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Jun 2 Tue

Inky Fingers Open Mic

Open mic. Plus guest poet Theresa Munoz.

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Jun 4 Thu

Our Real Red Selves with Harry Giles, Marion McCready and JL Williams

The launch of Triptych #1 - Our Real Red Selves with poets Harry Giles, Marion McCready and JL Williams.

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Need to find a poem for a wedding?

We will be very happy you help you find the poems you need - or even the ones you have 'lost'. We can also help with all sorts of poetry queries. Whatever your question, just get in touch and we'll do our best to help. Ask us a question…

Light! National Poetry Day, Thursday 8 October...

National Poetry Day is Thursday 8 October 2015. Coming up soon: our poem postcards, free download posters, activities and teaching ideas on this year's theme of 'Light'! Find out more…

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