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  • Lemn Sissay is coming...

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  • Daljit Nagra is coming...

    Daljit Nagra is coming...

  • Gillian Clarke is coming...

    Gillian Clarke is coming...

  • Don Paterson is coming...

    Don Paterson is coming...

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    Andrew McMillan is coming...

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Festival News

  • Festival News
    Welcome to the Festival News. This is where you will find all the latest announcements about the performers and events we’ll be hosting at the Wenlock Poetry Festival in...
  • You’ve probably not met the world of schoolgirls’ toilets in a sonnet before, but maybe something sounds familiar. I wrote this a dozen years ago for a school anthology,...
  • I’m delighted to be poet in residence for this year’s Wenlock Poetry Festival, and also to be following Jean Atkin, who’s a good friend as well as an excellent...
  • Observant readers will have picked up that not many of my sonnets are personal. Here’s one that is, written about my grand-daughter, though she never saw it at the...