The Aldeburgh International Festival is celebrating its 23rd festival this year on the 4th - 6th November 2011. The festival is bringing poets from all around the UK and beyond: Albania, America, Australia, The Bahamas, Ireland, Jordan and New Zealand to Suffolk to take part in 52 events, 14 free during this weekend. You can enjoy things such as readings, lectures, discussions, craft talks and workshops.
Every year The Aldeburgh First Collection Prize is given to the best first collection of poetry published in printed book form in the UK and Republic of Ireland in the preceding year. It was launched in 1989 to coincide with the first Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and is the oldest prize of its kind in the UK. The winner of this prize will receive both a cash prize and an invitation to read at the subsequent festival.
Forward Poetry's ethos has always been to act as a bridge to publication rather than a barrier. This, along with our passion for poetry and creative writing, has seen a humble family business evolve into the biggest publisher of new poetry in the world. We understand that poetry is subjective, that everyone writes in a different style and that what one person can love, another can hate! Our collections showcase a variety of themes, writing styles and poets from all walks of life. They are carefully edited and compiled to celebrate and complement the craft that all of our contributors enjoy poetry.
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