welcome

from Coffee-House Poetry organiser, Anne-Marie Fyfe

A sparkling poetry event last night (Mon 5 Dec) when we got to hear the winners & commended poets in our 2022 Troubadour International Poetry Prize read the poems that captivated judges Victoria Kennefick & Joshua Bennett — that’s Jonathan Edwards, first prize, £2,000, Anna Crowe, second, £1,000, Robert Maslen third, £500, & twenty excellent ‘commendeds’. Check out poets & poems here & read what our judges had to say about poets & the judging process.

And super readings from Victoria & Joshua — thanks, both, for your enthusiasm & critical acumen! — to wrap up a superb celebration!

 

#poetrymondays on Zoom!

  • mon 5 dec, 7.30 pm: troubadour international poetry prize night: 2022 judges victoria kennefick & joshua bennett (free online event) with 2022 prizewinners
  • mon 13 june, 7.30 for 8pm: £10, bedford park festival poetry evening: the poetry of things With special guest: cahal dallat, hosted by anne-marie fyfe
  • mon 23 may, 8pm: tom sleigh & cahal dallat: reading & in-conversation (free online event)

See full details of poetry readings

classes & courses

  • sun 9 oct—sat 10 dec, £220: taking a walk: the poetry of footfall: 9-wk creative-writing workshop series with anne-marie fyfe
  • fri 7 oct—sat 3 dec, £160: between the lines #11, a 7-wk close reading & critical masterclass with cahal dallat
  • sun 28 aug—sat 10 dec, £220: home truth: architecture & longing: 12-wk creative-writing workshop series with anne-marie fyfe
  • sun 7 aug—sat 15 oct: taking a walk: the poetry of footfall: 9-wk creative-writing workshop series with anne-marie fyfe
  • sun 22 may—sat 10 sep: home truth: architecture & longing: 12-wk creative-writing workshop series with anne-marie fyfe
  • fri 13 may—sat 16 jul: between the lines #10: focus on form#1 7-wk close reading & critical masterclass with cahal dallat

See full details of classes and workshops

next event

mon 5 dec, 7.30 pm: troubadour international poetry prize night: judges victoria kennefick & joshua bennett (free online event) with 2022 prizewinners!

With winners notified in week commencing mon 21 nov & all results embargoed until tonight, this is the first chance to join us online to celebrate the very best poems submitted to Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2022, hear the poems read by the winning & commended poets, discover why our 2022 judges made their choices & listen to both reading from their own work!

  • Victoria Kennefick lives in County Kerry, studied at University College Cork, then at Emory University, & Georgia College & State University as part of a Fulbright Scholarship, co-hosts the Unlaunched Books Podcast & is a Listowel Writers Week committee-member. Her 2021 collection Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet) was a ‘best poetry book of the year’ in both Telegraph & Irish Times, in addition to being shortlisted for the 2021 TS Eliot Prize.
  • Joshua Bennett has read at the White House at the invitation of President Barack Obama, is Professor of English & Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, & author of Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man (Harvard, 2020) & Spoken Word: A Cultural History (forthcoming from Knopf). His poetry collections are The Sobbing School (2016, a National Poetry Series Selection & NAACP Image Award finalist), Owed (2020) & The Study of Human Life (publ. Sep 2022), all from Penguin.

free online event, numbers limited, advance booking only, email info@coffeehousepoetry.org & Zoom link will be forwarded

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