WHAT NEWS ON THE RIALTO?All the latest news, blogs and opinions from staff and guest writers.
When I open my bedroom curtain to a wall of yellow I know it’s time for the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival. The leaves are on sycamores rooted part way down a steep embankment, so I get the full canopy at eye level. This year one big tree has gone brilliant yellow, gold in the early sun, but the other is still green.
The Rialto Editor Development Programme – Jan-Sept, 2016. Closing deadline: Friday 20th November 2015. Do you really enjoy reading poetry? Are you interested in running a poetry magazine?
There’s something of a frisson going on about the fact that a ‘discovered’ new poem by Larkin turns out to be one that was written by another poet living in Hull, Frank Redpath…
We can now announce our two new Assistant Editors: Edward Doegar and Degna Stone. We are delighted to have them…read more
Rialto 84 is out! Subscribers’ copies arriving around now. Otherwise you can get it here.read more
Rishi Dastidar and I are working closely with The Rialto editor Michael Mackmin on a programme designed to teach us about the process and philosophy of poetry editing…read more
I’ve been thinking about the law over the last couple of weeks. Not that I’m in any trouble I hasten to add – apart from the usual one that I’m sure some of you have also been quizzed on by other members of the family…read more
As I write this, the latest edition of The Rialto is at the proofing stage and the last of the biographical notes are…read more
Holly Hopkins and I, your editorial developees, have been asked to shed some light upon what we actually get up to when attending an editorial meeting of The Rialto…read more
The assistant editorship of The Rialto is helping me let poems take over my flat. I recently finished teaching a reading group for The Poetry School…read more
We’ve had the decorators in at home for the last few weeks.read more
From our Vimeo Channel.
Lorraine Mariner – Poetry Dreams from The Rialto on Vimeo.read more
The Rialto arrived at the end of last week. It’s strange to open a poetry magazine whose contents you know, down to the last comma – have discussed and selectedread more
You can read the four prize-winning poems and judge Ruth Padel’s report in the Wet Winter issue of The Rialto, out now;read more
My Rialto pamphlet won the Michael Marks prize, and part of the prize is that you get to go to Greece for two weeks to be the poet in residence for Harvard University’s Hellenic summer school. I think if someone were to ask me what was the best single thing about this experience, I would say that it showed me how to write about big things without fear.
I was one of the six readers commissioned last summer to sift and assess the anonymous entries for the Faber New Poets competition – our job was to each select
There’s no poetry in money, and no money in poetry, yet I still enter the odd competition.
I swam in the sea at Dunwich this morning, conscious as ever of the old lost city below me.
This is a little about me. I’m from a village in the north-east of England, near the sea. It’s not far from Newcastle.
You may like to treat yourself to a quick look at this, from the Waveney and Blyth Arts website:
“This is Waveney &