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Rialto Newsletter February 2021

Rialto Newsletter February 2021

THE RIALTO FEBRUARY NEWS ‘I think it is true that one gains a certain hold on sausages and haddock by writing them down.’ Virginia Woolf HEADLINES THE RIALTO NATURE AND PLACE COMPETITION The closing date for the competition is rushing towards us. Please let us have...

STAFF BLOGS

WORDSWORTH, NATURE, ETC.

WORDSWORTH, NATURE, ETC.

Had he lived William Wordsworth would have been 250 years old this April (April 7th.,). Celebrations were planned, particularly in Grasmere, Cumbria, home of the excellent Wordsworth Trust. I’m thinking that actual celebrations will not now take place, so here is a...

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Summer 2019

Summer 2019

‘I think this is a really good time for poetry. If anybody ever thought poetry was a luxury, that’s gone. Poetry is a necessary remedy to a lot of the darkness we are subject to.’ Tracy K Smith, USA Poet Laureate, The Observer 30.06.19 The Rialto No. 92 is now out in...

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Magic in the reeds

Magic in the reeds

Magic in the reeds: A day at Wicken Fen with Professor Nick Davies by Alexandra Davis   “And I …will … Show thee a jay’s nest, and instruct thee how To snare the nimble marmoset. I’ll bring thee To clustering filberts, and sometimes I’ll...

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SEAN WAI KEUNG

SEAN WAI KEUNG

‘i think i want to write about race’ really thats really cool can you do that arent you white o so you decided to go full american then will you send me your poems i think thats a good move for you are they going to be performance poems i thought you hated that sort...

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Cold Fire – The Bowie launch event

Cold Fire – The Bowie launch event

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...

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GUEST BLOGS

Rialto 96 – Degna Stone

Rialto 96 – Degna Stone

Hello poetry people! 2020 has been something, hasn’t it? But in amongst all the trauma and the horror, the world has just kept on turning regardless and here I am, putting out a call for your best poems for the spring edition of The Rialto. There has been a hell of a...

On scientists and their poetry

On scientists and their poetry

Over the last few weeks I’ve found myself using the phrase ‘think like a poet’ a lot, especially as the final idea I want to leave people with, at the end of beginning to write workshops. It sounds sufficiently exhortatory (especially if I’m windmilling my arms while...

HOME (FOR A MONTH) IN GRASMERE

HOME (FOR A MONTH) IN GRASMERE

In March this year it was my great fortune to stay in Grasmere with the Wordsworth Trust as their poet in residence. The reach of the Trust is huge and I would urge anyone who doesn’t know about them to find out: https://wordsworth.org.uk/ The brief for the residency...

Magic in the reeds

Magic in the reeds

Magic in the reeds: A day at Wicken Fen with Professor Nick Davies by Alexandra Davis   “And I …will … Show thee a jay’s nest, and instruct thee how To snare the nimble marmoset. I’ll bring thee To clustering filberts, and sometimes I’ll...