Interview with Sasha Dugdale

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We had the opportunity of asking Sasha Dugdale some questions in the run up to this years’ poetry festival. Read what she had to say below:  Could you please give any detail about what you will be discussing at the … Continued

Crossings & Waves and Bones: poetry commissions

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The Newcastle Poetry Festival is extremely proud to host two poetry commissions: Crossings and Waves and Bones, both which will be launched on Friday 4 May at Northern Stage. Crossings are poems inspired by the artist Sean Scully. This year’s … Continued

David Caro

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            David Caro. Guitarist. Despite his youth, he has accompanied great flamenco figures such as El Pele, El Carpeta, Farruca and Juan Pinilla. He has travelled with his music to countries such as Turkey, Mexico, … Continued

Crossings: Newcastle Poetry Festival is launched!

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We are very proud to say that the NCLA have launched Crossings: Newcastle Poetry Festival 2018! The programme is now live and tickets are available from the University’s webstore and through our partners Sage Gateshead and Northern Stage. The 2018 … Continued

Degna Stone

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            Originally from the Midlands, Degna Stone now lives in Tyne & Wear. She is a co-founder of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine and a contributing editor at The Rialto. She holds an MA in Creative … Continued

Juan Pinilla

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          Juan Pinilla is a Flamenco singer, writer and journalist. He has won many awards, including the 2007 Festival del Cante de las Minas with the prize Lampara Minera, a significant Flamenco prize. Having toured their … Continued

Sophie O’Neill

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            Sophie O’Neill is Managing Director of Inpress and The Poetry Book Society. Before joining Inpress she was Head of Sales at Canongate Books. Events The Northern Poetry Symposium

Karen McCarthy Woolf

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            Karen McCarthy Woolf was born in London to an English mother and a Jamaican father. She is the recipient of the Kate Betts Memorial Prize and an Arts and Humanities Research Council scholarship from … Continued