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  • Lemn Sissay is coming...

    Lemn Sissay is coming...

  • Daljit Nagra is coming...

    Daljit Nagra is coming...

  • Gillian Clarke is coming...

    Gillian Clarke is coming...

  • Don Paterson is coming...

    Don Paterson is coming...

  • Andrew McMillan is coming...

    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...
  • By popular request, here is the list of some of the poems chosen by our guests at the Desert Island Poems sessions hosted by Fiona Talkington this year: Saturday...
  • At the end, I go back to the beginning. Petrarch is where our sonnet story starts, and I’ve always been fascinated by the technical development, the different ways in...
  • A key poem for me, because it was the first time I got national recognition for a sonnet. I’d won two local competitions, but in 2000 this poem came...