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We have now received the results of the Nature and Place Poetry Competition back from Kathleen Jamie and are delighted to announce that the winners are: 1st Prize of £1000 – ‘Marsh thistle’ by Jemma Borg 2nd Prize of £500 – ‘Harold Wilson Rows Towards Bishop Rock’ by...
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...
I like the idea of the voice being betwixt and between. Moving from the body out to the world.
I’m sipping a McDonald’s Hot Chocolate (maybe it’s properly called ‘McChocco TM’ or somesuch (no I checked the website it’s just Hot Chocolate, Regular or Large)) up in the sky
The Editor is back from two weeks holiday in Italy.
‘A writer has to spin his work out of himself and the effect upon the character is often disastrous.
The new The Rialto (No. 69) has gone to be printed.
I’ve just had the slightly daunting task of trying to find all The Rialto covers from the last 25 years, scattered as they are to the four winds, or
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Michael M has procured a few photos from way back in the mid 1980s, when The Rialto first thrust its shoots
‘The Mandate’ by Joel Lane
As the first ripple of the crowd’s laughter
struck the air like a window breaking
to let in a fresh autumn breeze,
Hearts and other organs
I remember a museum of glass bottles,
shelf after shelf rising to the ceiling.
Were the skylights domed?
Two poems in Magma and four in this issue of The Rialto is perhaps not enough evidence to warrant announcing a startling new poet.
It began when Helena’s pamphlet collection, Mr and Mrs Philpott on Holiday at Aucherawe & Other Poems, was published by Kettillonia Press (www.kettillonia.co.uk/) in 2001.
When commissioning pieces for the original Bowieoke event, I decided to give the other poets their pick of Bowie albums to write on, and to choose my own from among those left. It came as a welcome surprise that 1972's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the...
‘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…