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Poetry for Christmas

A bit of peace...

Autumn is always busy in the poetry world, and Poetry on Loan is no exception. We've had a series of workshops in Ross, culminating in a live performance; performance workshops in Wolverhampton, with another live gig at the end; Young Poet Laureate workshops in Worcestershire; and postcard poets' performances in Warickshire and Shropshire. On 18th December, two PoL poets will for the first time be writing poems on the spot for shoppers in John Lewis in Birmingham; we're expecting them to be kept busy.

After that, there's a bit of a lull while we all digest our Christmas pud, but things will soon start up again. Look out for shows in Stoke and Warwickshire, and walking and poetry workshops in Dudley.

And before that, how about giving somebody a book of poetry for Christmas? I can recommend Poundland Rimbaud, by Jonny Fluffypunk (a well-loved PoL poet), and anything by Billy Collins. But I'm sure you have better ideas...