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January, though it might be a month for resolute and joyous new beginnings is also, for self- employed persons like myself, the month when the Inland Revenue threatens punishment if you don't submit your Tax Return. It's possibly this shadow that makes the month slow...
We are delighted to announce that Sean Wai Keung has won The Rialto’s first Open Pamphlet Competition. Hannah Lowe, our judge, says: “I loved these poems for their simultaneous sense of puzzlement and wisdom about the world, and specifically the things Sean Wai Keung...
We’re delighted to announce the next two assistant editors who will be taking part in our Editor Development Programme: Will Harris and Joanna Thompson. They will be working with Michael and me (Fiona) on the next issue of The Rialto for early 2017 and will have...
We don't tend to often get decent photos of launches, however Jon Stone took a fair few really good shots including some of the Bowie-oke. and we thought it might be nice to share some of them. We've tried to find one of everybody from the pictures we have, apologies...read more
We are delighted to announce that Sean Wai Keung has won The Rialto’s first Open Pamphlet Competition. Hannah Lowe, our judge, says: “I loved these poems for their simultaneous sense of puzzlement and wisdom about the world, and specifically the things Sean Wai Keung...read more
We have had a few anxious emails asking what exactly we are looking for in entries for this competition, (apart, of course, from poems that reach out and intoxicate the reader). I'm going to try to answer this, but unfortunately, for those of you who like clear and...read more
It’s taken me ages to find my way with writing, to feel that I was allowed, internally, to get on with it. From there, it’s been a brilliant and slightly terrifying experience to put a first pamphlet together, and I’ve maybe not yet quite caught up with the idea of it...read more
If you can get to Great Yarmouth this week please do so and go to the Hippodrome. They've got the most astonishing production of The Tempest that I've ever seen. The Hippodome is an old indoor circus space, it's a bit like being inside a work by Peter Blake. When you...read more
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Lorraine Mariner – Poetry Dreams from The Rialto on Vimeo.read more
The Rialto and the RSPB are very pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Nature Poetry Competition, judged by Ruth Padel.
First Prize: ‘Kites’ by Colin Hughes
When I came to type up the poems I’d accepted for the ‘Summer’ Rialto (No.read more
E.D.P – The Editor Development Programme
The Editor Development Programme is now live.
The results of the competition will be published on Monday, October 1st.read more
If I invert Sir Philip Sidney’s famous maxim (‘to teach and to delight’) I get a statement, of sorts, that the key to learning to be a reader of poetryread more
I have managed to give myself a very sharp attack of bloggers’ block.read more
HOW TO BAKE A GINGERBREAD GIRL by Emma Simon Paint blue icing on her fingertips, fingers that could snap with cold, dipped into fridges and glass chillers placing cockleshell cakes in pretty rows. Tie back her hair, dress her in sexless tabards, dab with jam. Press...
‘Our latest blog is by Breda Wall Ryan who was a prize winner in the 2013 Nature Poetry competition. Breda writes of her experience on the week-long course generously donated by Tŷ Newydd’. Naturally I was thrilled when my poem ‘The Inkling’ was awarded third place in...
Shall I let you into a secret? Despite writing poetry seriously since 2010, despite my MA in Creative Writing and despite running a poetry magazine since 2012, I often think I have no idea what I’m doing. Sometimes it’s true. The nagging suspicion that I’m winging it...
Rialto 84 is out! Subscribers’ copies arriving around now. Otherwise you can get it here.
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.
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…