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All the latest news, blogs and opinions from staff and guest writers.

NEWS

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...

THE RIALTO OPEN PAMPHLET COMPETITION 2020 RESULTS

THE RIALTO OPEN PAMPHLET COMPETITION 2020 RESULTS

REPORT FROM THE JUDGE, WILL HARRIS I feel uncomfortable with the idea of “judging” because it can suggest some kind of special objectivity and wisdom on the part of the judge. And my only qualification for this role is that I love poems, subjectively and with very...

Nature and Place 2020 winners announced

Nature and Place 2020 winners announced

We have now received the results of the Nature and Place Poetry Competition back from Pascale Petit and are delighted to announce that the winners are: 1st Prize of £1000 – ‘Hermit Crab in a Doll’s Head’ by Cindy Botha 2nd Prize of £500 – ‘Insects’ by P Q R Anderson...

STAFF BLOGS

Kate Wakeling on Writing

Kate Wakeling on Writing

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...

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The Tempest at the Hippodrome

The Tempest at the Hippodrome

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...

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GUEST BLOGS

NATURE AND PLACE 1

NATURE AND PLACE 1

It takes a lot of work to organise and administer a poetry competition and quite simply we wouldn’t be able to run it if we didn’t have help from volunteers. This year our help comes from undergraduates on the UEA Literature and Creative Writing courses. We invited...

On Let’s Dance

On Let’s Dance

I wanted to write about David Bowie’s Let’s Dance album for the Rialto Cold Fire pamphlet, primarily because it features the song ‘Modern Love’, one of my favourite songs to dance to. Never going to fall for (Modern Love) Walks beside me (Modern Love) Walks on by...

This tide of Humber – Imtiaz Dharker

This tide of Humber – Imtiaz Dharker

The idea of poems crossing borders into different art forms has always excited me, and the BBC’s Contains Strong Language festival offered a chance for multiple crossings between dance, music and poetry. My poem This Tide of Humber, commissioned by the BBC for...

Diamond Dogs Rule OK

Diamond Dogs Rule OK

Writing The Hounds and their Half-Hound Master Bowie’s Diamond Dogs was originally meant to be a sprawling stage show – a glam rock dystopia on roller skates. Its heady post-apocalyptic imagery and dramatic shifts in mood and tone certainly give it the feel of...