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Aldeburgh: National Poetry Competition winners across 40 years

No, prizes aren't the be-all-and-end-all of poetry life – for some they might even be a distraction. But there's no denying that this one has been a significant skyline in the landscape all my writing life, so there's a pleasure in standing on that distant skyline, waving to three fine much more recent winners, Dom Bury, Yvonne Reddick, and Liz Berry as we share a stage at Aldeburgh.

Saturday 3 November 2018, 1:00 pm2:00 pm


Conversations between Words and Silence (Milton Keynes)

Thanks to my hosts in Milton Keynes and the whole audience who brought their reflections, questions and recollections to make a richly-textured evening of words – with, yes, some thoughful silence in it too.