Summer events bridge to 2021

The winners of our Wild Poem competition, judged by Anna Saunders and Ben Ray, are announced, along with judges comments on Frosted Fire website — click here for details.

Summer online events lead to our festival on 22 April – 1 May 2021

Poetry is a movable feast. The Covid-19 Pandemic meant rescheduling festival events until next year. Meanwhile we offer of range of online events at no or low cost. Read more.

Highlights of the forthcoming Festival
Carol Ann Duffy
Carol Ann Duffy
Professor Elemental
John Hegley
Hannah Ellis, granddaughter of Dylan Thomas
Our 10th slam contest
Louisa Adjoa Parker

Alison Brackenbury “Cheltenham Poetry Festival is a triumph.”
Paul Stephenson “An extensive and rich festival.’
Calvin Tristan “Utterly impressive—nothing more needs to be said about these folks.”
The GuardianA poetry party with a healthy dose of anarchy”

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page updated 16 April 2020

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