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Words First is produced in association with Tobacco Factory Theatres and Poetry Can and is a partnership with BBC Radio 1Xtra and the Roundhouse supported by Arts Council England.
Thursday 26th November 5pm
Tobacco Factory Brewery Theatre, North St, Bristol.
Tickets £5. Booking and info: 0117 9020344
Poetry Can is pleased to announce
The Bristol Poetry Prize 2015
(Deadline Friday 8th January 2016)
An open competition for poems of any length on any subject.
1st Prize: £600 plus an invitation to read at Bristol Poetry Festival 2016
2nd Prize: £300
3rd Prize: £100
Judge: W N Herbert (All poems will be seen by W N Herbert)
Poetry Can Membership Scheme
Poetry Can is an organisation working to promote poetry in the South West of England. We are dedicated to supporting the creative and professional development of poets of all ages and levels of experience and to increasing and promoting opportunities for everyone to take part in and enjoy poetry.
Membership costs £3 per month (you might think of it as buying poetry a cup of coffee once a month!)
By becoming a member of Poetry Can you will be saying in a very practical way that you believe in the importance and possibilities of poetry.
sponsored by the University of the West England
Here is the full programme for Bristol Poetry Festival 2015.
Click on the image to browse the programme
Welcome to the Poetry Can website
This site is a portal to the world of poetry in the South West of England.
You can sign up for our monthly newsletter at: www.poetrycan.co.uk/newsletter.
Poetry Can organises both Bristol Spring Poetry Festival and Bristol Poetry Festival every year. These festivals feature local national and international poets. We've put together a page featuring all of the poets who have appeared at Bristol Poetry Festivals over the past few years, we call it The Wall of Poetry Fame.
Quotes featured at the top of the page come from: The Bloodaxe Book of Poetry Quotations
Edited By Dennis O'Driscoll. Available here: www.bloodaxebooks.com
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