Poetry Can and UWE: A New Three Year Partnership
Great news for poetry in the South West: Poetry Can is delighted to announce a new partnership with the University of the West of England. Working with UWE to develop a number of poetry projects, as well as sharing information, knowledge and resources is going to be a major and welcome boost for Poetry Can. Poetry Can will provide students with opportunities to get involved and gain hands on experience working on a number of events and projects. The University of the West of England have also agreed to sponsor Bristol Poetry Festival until 2018.
Bristol Poetry Festival 2015
sponsored by the University of the West England
We are pleased to announce that Bristol Poetry Festival 2015 will be taking place between
Monday 21st September and Saturday 3rd October.
Already programmed for this year's celebration of all things poetic are prize-winning poets Kei Miller, Liz Berry and Fiona Benson plus Map of Me with Azfa Awad and Rosemary Harris, a moving and uplifting spoken word show written from the real-life experiences of young asylum seekers, and the ever popular Bristol Poetry Festival Open Poetry Slam. Local poets and promoters who would like to be part of the festival programme are invited to submit their events to Poetry Can for inclusion.
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.
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