Poetry

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“I think a lot of poets and performers have just been really really missing live gigs ,” – Salford poet hosts online event for World Poetry Day

Salford-based Canadian poet Rose Condo is hosting a charity poetry event called #HavePoemsWillTravel on Sunday 21 March in celebration of […]

Jackie Kay by Claudia Alonso (2015) University of Salford Art Collection

Salford University Chancellor hosted online Christmas festival special ‘Makar to Cracker’

University of Salford Chancellor, Jackie Kay CBE, hosted an online Christmas festival last night, Makar to Cracker. The Scottish poet, […]

"James nominated Laura for our chocolate prize. He dropped a packet of Haribo he was given at school yesterday and Laura found it and kept it for him, and she helps us across the road every school day"
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“It makes them think about the good in the world” – The Salford poetry competition spreading Christmas joy

The Salford Poetry Competition aims to spread Christmas joy by nominating members of the Salford community to receive a bar of […]

Committee members of The Poets' Union at The University of Salford.

University of Salford Poets’ Union is raising money for an LGBTQ+ charity this Christmas

The Poets’ Union at the University of Salford is set to raise money for an international LGBTQ+ charity with a […]

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Salford student launches poetry competition for women about waste

A Salford student has partnered with Manchester magazine Floresta to create a poetry competition on the theme of waste. The […]

The Bard of Salford himself Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
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Dr. John Cooper Clarke announces ‘an evening of poetry and laughs’ this Christmas

Dr. John Cooper Clarke has recently announced a one-off online show on Saturday 12th December. ‘I Wanna Be Yours At […]

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“It’s an opportunity to come together” – Coming up: Poetry Christmas Cracker event

To celebrate Christmas, Salford resident, and poet, ‘J’, will be hosting a Poetry Christmas Cracker event this December on Zoom. The […]

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Christopher Eccleston shares a heartwarming book inscription from John Cooper Clarke

Salford actor Christopher Eccleston has released a touching tribute to poet John Cooper Clarke, who he claims changed his life. […]

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“That fight for equality is everyone’s fight” – Black to the Future poetry event celebrates Black History Month

Salford-based poet ‘J’ Ahmed hosted a three-part series of virtual events in October titled ‘Black to the Future’ to mark Black History Month.