Kwame Dawes begins a series of Olympic Games inspired poems in the Wall Street Journal.

Don Campbell of The University of Toronto muses on why you can and should write poetry.

Maurice Riordan won the Michael Hartnett Award and was a winner of Book of the Year in both the Sunday Times and Irish Times.

He has been shortlisted for TS Eliot Prize. He is editor of Poetry Review. 

Here he is interviewed by Maitreyabandhu at the London Buddhist Centre on Saturday 25th January 2014.

Jo Bell, award-winning poet, poetry project deviser, workshop leader, canal laureate and former organiser of National Poetry Day,

has created a blog which presents a prompt a week throughout 2014 and challenges poets to write a poem to that prompt.

Some prompts are delivered by guest poets.

A great way to keep your poetry muscles exercised and build a body of work over the year.