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NEWS

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...

Rialto news – November/December 2019

Rialto news – November/December 2019

Dodo Provocateur Anita Pati’s prize winner pamphlet, which we published in the first week in September, had it’s London launch on September 24th at The Poet an aptly chosen pub in Baring Street (N1 3DS). I put the post code in because I must have been one of the last...

STAFF BLOGS

Poetry champs

Poetry champs

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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Launch Party 1984

Launch Party

Originally uploaded by Rialto Poetry Magazine

Michael M has procured a few photos from way back in the mid 1980s, when The Rialto first thrust its shoots

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GUEST BLOGS

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...

On ‘Station to Station’

On ‘Station to Station’

On ‘Station to Station’ Station to Station is my favourite David Bowie album, and it seemed the natural starting point when I was asked to write a poem about the Dame. Its immediate successor, Low, is the better, more important record but Station to Station has this...

A Day At Wicken Fen

A Day At Wicken Fen

It was a great privilege to spend a day at Wicken Fen, near Ely, in the company of Professor Nick Davies, who has grown to love this undrained, species-rich Fen after studying it daily for more than 30 years. Nick is an expert on the behaviour of cuckoos and how they...

On ‘Lady Stardust’

On ‘Lady Stardust’

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...

Guest Blog: On Tŷ Newydd – Breda Wall Ryan

Guest Blog: On Tŷ Newydd – Breda Wall Ryan

‘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...

What are they looking for?

What are they looking for?

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...