Category Archives: Poetry

Poetic Insight: Respect, Urban Xchange, Mar 26

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Croydon writers among 100 included in Breaking New Ground

Croydon writers are among those featured in Breaking New Ground, the first free national resource to celebrate 100 British writers and illustrators of colour, producing quality work for children and young people. Launched by Speaking Volumes in partnership with the … Continue reading

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Sanderstead Library poetry competition, deadline Apr 13

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When Croydon homes inspired lyricism from England’s poets

CROYDON COMMENTARY: First we mentioned Philip Larkin, then Alan Bennett. Now GEORGE WRIGHT reminds us that the Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman once had something to say, in verse, about Croydon. And he was never as horrible about the town … Continue reading

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Stop Larkin about: dead poet’s society seeks proper attribution

Inside Croydon’s email inbox positively bulged this week, with this website’s first ever missive received from the much-respected and highly esteemed Philip Larkin Society. Larkin was one of Britain’s most noted poets of the 20th Century, known for his “very … Continue reading

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Burns Night at St John’s, Upper Norwood, Jan 25

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South Croydon artist wins year-long Somerset House bursary

An artist from South Croydon, Nadeem Din-Gabisi, has today been announced as the winner of the London Fields Brewery bursary scheme. The scheme aims to “support artists pushing the boundaries of established practice”, and Din-Gabisi will now have a year-long … Continue reading

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