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Poetry Calendar 2012

Here is a list of poetry-related events & dates for the coming year. Please help me fill it in.


15th – T.S. Eliot Prize Readings at the Southbank Centre

16th – T.S. Eliot Prize Award Ceremony

17th – John Burnside at UEA

24th – Poetry Bites with Matt Merritt, at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham (via @JacquiRowe)


1st – Closing date of the Flarestack Poets Pamphlet Competition 2012

14th – Closing date of the Lumen/Camden Poetry Competition 2012

20th – ‘Being a poet’: Lavinia Greenlaw, David Harsent, Emma Jones & Ahren Warner at the Royal Society of Literature

23rd – Austerities with Sam Riviere at Toynbee Cafe, London E1 (via @PennedintheM)


??? – Winners announced for the National Poetry Competition 2011

2nd – Closing date for the Christopher Tower Poetry Prize 2012

2nd – Closing date for the Cardiff International Poetry Prize 2012

2nd (to the 11th) – Bath Literary Festival 2012

14th (to the 18th) – StAnza 2012

20th – John Kinsella, Tess Gallagher, Jean Sprackland & Douglas Dunn reading at the Southbank Centre

20th – Sean O’Brien at UEA

21st – Simon Armitage, Carol Ann Duffy, Helen Dunmore, Seamus Heaney & Michael Longley reading to celebrate Enitharmon at the Southbank Centre

27th – Poetry Bites with Caleb Klaces & David Hart, at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham (via @JacquiRowe)

27th – Paul Farley at UEA


April is the cr National Poetry Month

??? – the Text Festival

13th (to 15th) – Wenlock Poetry Festival

30th – Closing date of the RSPB & the Rialto’s Nature Poetry Competition 2012


7th (to the 9th) – Swindon Festival of Literature 2012

11th (to the 13th) –Poetry-next-the-Sea Festival 2012

22nd – Poetry Bites with Clare Best, at the Kitchen Garden Cafe, Birmingham (via @JacquiRowe)

31st (to the 10th of June) – Hay Festival

31st – Closing date for the Bridport Prize 2012


12th – Poetry & Perfume: a collaboration between Claire Trevien & @OdetteToilette, at The Book Club, Shoreditch. (via @CTrevien)

29th (to the 8th of July) – Ledbury Poetry Festival 2012





4th – National Poetry Day


??? – the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival