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WEBSITE UPDATED 02 JUNE 2020

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We have now posted over 70 poems in the daily ANTI-COVID-19 NEW POEMS PROJECT! We are beginning to run short however (not everyone makes the cut). So send poems that will lift our hearts, poems that will make us smile, poems that will make us think, or even wicked poems. Details on the Poems page:
NO HANDWRITTEN SUBMISSIONS PLEASE.

Poets: note that posting a poem will constitute an online publication. Take a glance at the Poems page for details and inspiration …

In the Reviews page we give news of a recent review of ‘Zoospeak‘ – the remarkable new collection by Gordon Meade.

ALSO NOTE that the invitation from BBC Essex to read your ANTI-COVID-19 poems on the radio still stands, and they are keen to broadcast more of your poems …
Poets: if your poem has by now been published in the ANTI-COVID-19 NEW POEMS FEATURE, here’s what you can do:
* if you have a phone with a recording device, save the poem then go to Cloud Convert on Google then convert the saved file to mp3 then go to http://bbc.co.uk/upload select Essex, and upload away.
* OR the other way is to go straight to http://bbc.co.uk/upload select Essex, and upload your poem as a text file, include a phone number, and if your poem is selected then Adam will phone you to do a recording. (Do mention Poetrywivenhoe).
Listen on 103.5FM in North Essex and on the BBC sounds app search BBC Essex (broadcasting each evening 1800-1900 hrs and 1800-2000 hrs Wednesdays).

Our COMPETITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS page holds reports of the many and varied PUBLICATIONS and PRIZES achieved by followers of Poetrywivenhoe.

(BTW please EMAIL ME if you have news of your own prize or publication success – I depend on you for such information. See Contact page. ::PK)

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WHAT WE DO: we normally meet at the Royal British Legion, Wivenhoe, each month. We are out of action because of Coronavirus. All events until the end of May are CANCELLED. We shall keep you informed of developments.
This website remains open, so come back to it every day for the ANTI-COVID-19 NEW POEMS feature.

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. . . . ::Peter Kennedy

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(FOR EVENTS PROGRAMME SEE THE EVENTS PAGE)

(excuse the bits and bobs that follow below – they are merely archived material ::PK)

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