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...
Nature and Place winners announced

Nature and Place winners announced

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...
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...
The Rialto Newsletter, February 2017

The Rialto Newsletter, February 2017

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...
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...
New Editor Development Programme launched

New Editor Development Programme launched

The Rialto Editor Development Programme – Jan-Sept, 2016 Closing deadline: Friday 20th November 2015 Do you really enjoy reading poetry? Are you interested in running a poetry magazine? Running from Jan – Sept 2016, applications are open now for the EDP; a chance to...
RSPB – Special prize

RSPB – Special prize

A Quick Photo update of the special prizewinner in the RSPB Rialto poetry competition. Pictured, left to Right, Mark Cocker, Naomi Foyle and Mike Mackmin all looking quite chirpy out in the cold but beautiful Norfolk countryside.  ...
The Cley Little Festival of Poetry 2012

The Cley Little Festival of Poetry 2012

Saturday June 2nd ALL DAY EVENTS Poetry Bookstall and coffee from 10.30am Poetry magazines and other publications from the invited poets/publisher plus hopefully a second-hand poetry bookstall. Poetry Tree An invitation to adorn the poetry tree with your favourite...
Our funding confirmed

Our funding confirmed

Funding confirmed for The Rialto Poetry magazine Norfolk-based poetry magazine The Rialto has received confirmation that it had been successful in its application to Arts Council England for funding through the National Lottery programme, ‘Grants for the Arts’. The...
NNF10 Event Photographs

NNF10 Event Photographs

We recently received a CD full of photographs taken by Martin Figura at the Les Murray and Andrew Motion evening we held with Writer’s Centre Norwich, rather than overwhelming the blog with all of them, they are available to view on our Flickr stream should you...