Pamphlet competition shortlist announced

Pamphlet competition shortlist announced

We are very pleased to announce that the Shortlisted Titles for the 2020 Rialto Pamphlet Competition are, in no particular order, For The Apocalypse Team, Trombone, Hello, Before After, Queerfella, Fridges, Shit Happens, The Sushi Chef’s Wife, The Presence of Absence,...
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...
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...
The Rialto Pamphlet Competition Result

The Rialto Pamphlet Competition Result

The following, in no particular order, are the shortlisted poets and pamphlets William Stephenson ‘The Butterfly Factory’ Rachael Matthews ‘Naming Boats’ Anita Pati ‘Dodo Provocateur’ Kat Dixon ‘Letters to Ex-Lovers I Will Never Send’ Patrick Davidson Roberts ‘The...
Shortlist for the Pamphlet Prize announced

Shortlist for the Pamphlet Prize announced

We are very pleased to announce Richard Scott’s Shortlist for our The Rialto Pamphlet Prize. The Shortlisted titles are, in no particular order, My Mother’s Extraordinary Hair The Butterfly Factory Nude Against A Rock Naming Boats Dodo Provocateur Letters to ex...
THE RIALTO 91 – WHAT’S IN IT?

THE RIALTO 91 – WHAT’S IN IT?

So what’s in the new issue of The Rialto when it eventually escapes from the Babylon of the Royal Mail and gets itself delivered? Does it live up to the old Poet Laureate’s remark, back in the 1980’s, about being ‘very full and varied’? I think it does. There’s a good...
An invitation.

An invitation.

THE RIALTO READING at the NATIONAL CENTRE FOR WRITING We invite you to a Poetry Reading to be held in the Dragon Hall, King Street, Norwich on Thursday October 11th., from 7 until 9 p.m. Doors open at 7, join us for a glass of juice or wine, buy our books, settle down...
NATURE POETRY COMPETITION 2018 RESULTS

NATURE POETRY COMPETITION 2018 RESULTS

RESULTS Our eminent judge Michael Longley has made his decisions and The Winners are….. 1st Prize £1000 Rae Howells for ‘The Winter-King’ 2nd Prize £500 Mark Roper for ‘Owl’ 3rd Prize Ty Newydd Course Jane Wheeler for ‘Lark’s Song for a Deserted Farmhouse’ Additional...
Autumn 2017

Autumn 2017

November to November – this has been a difficult year. There have been deaths, illnesses, ruptures of relationships, losses, that have affected me strongly. And I decided to add in, a few months back, the decision to sell my house and move to a smaller one,...
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...