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Poet of the Week: Jake Piazza

Jake Piazza is Poet of the Week beginning 27/03/2017

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Poet of the Week: Seevana Raghubeer

Seevana Raghubeer is Poet of the Week beginning 20th of March 2017

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Poet of the Week: Toreh O’Garro

Toreh O’Garro is poet of the week beginning the 6th of March 2017

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Poet of the Week: Liv Barnes

Liv Barnes is poet of the week beginning the 27th February

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Poet of the Week: Kayleigh Hicks

Kayleigh Hicks is Poet of the Week beginning 20th of February

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Poet of the Week: Alle Bloom

Alle Bloom is third poet of the week with her fantastic poem Flowerbeds

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Poet of the Week: Damani Dennisur

Damani Dennisur is our poet of the week

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Manchester poets come an incredible third place in national Uni Slam contest

Kayleigh Hicks reviews the events of Uni-Slam 2017 and the University of Manchester’s team, where Manchester poets performed a piece about art dying and were ironically penalised for going over the time limit

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Hardy’s Well: a surface level re-reading

Elliot Mills muses on the existance of Hardy’s Well and Lemn Sissay’s wall poem

Photo: Roma Havers

Why Manchester does not need your poetry ‘crown’

Roma Havers joins forces with Manchester’s poetry community in response to the Manchester Evening News article ‘Why Manchester should be crowned the capital of poetry’

Photo: Toby Turnbull

Introducing the University of Manchester’s UniSlam team 2017

Jake Piazza reviews The Creative Writing Society’s Slam on the 15th of November and introduces UniSlam and Manchester’s 2017 team

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“We need to counter the rubbish that poetry is only for a chosen few”

Books editor Roma Havers interviews the poet Lemn Sissay on his new book Gold from the Stone and his role as Chancellor of the University of Manchester