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This weekend at the Festival

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After two brilliant opening days, in the company of Alice Oswald, Andy Brown, Jen Hadfield, Ronald Tamplin and the Fire River Poets, the Festival weekend is here already!

Jen Hadfield’s ‘Credo’ workshop is sold out, so is ‘Up With The Bard’ with Liv Torc. There are still some tickets left for the other events, and in the library today we’re looking forward today to the University of Exeter Creative Writing Programme Reading (featuring top festival volunteer, Jos Smith), Greta Stoddart and newly Forward Prized, Julia Copus. Later, in the Phoenix, Cyprus Well, ExCite Poetry and Apples & Snakes have the Meter 2010 Networking Event (only a few places left for that one) with a performance by Dorothea Smartt. Saturday finishes off with Apples & Snakes Live, with Bard of Exeter Liv Torc, and Aoife Mannix with accordion hero Janie Armour.

Sunday kicks off in the library with the ExCite Poetry Lunch with Rachel McCarthy, Fiona Benson and Rachael Boast. This is followed by the Shearsman Showcase with Elisabeth Bletsoe, Damian Furniss and Jaime Robles. The festival closes with Ruth Padel at 4pm, reading and in conversation with Rachel McCarthy of ExCite Poetry.

But not quite … supported by Exeter Phoenix, the Festival finally heads off into the night with the utterly brilliant Devon Incarnate Folk Singer and Folk Hero, Jim Causley.

Full details in the programme, and tickets are available from Exeter Phoenix.

A huge thank you to our audiences this week, and we look forward to seeing you this weekend!

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Festival Star wins Forward Prize!

Exeter Poetry Festival star Julia Copus has won the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Single Poem for her poem, ‘An Easy Passage’.

You can read Julia’s winning poem in The Guardian here.

Visit The Forward Prize Page here.

Congratulations too to SW poet Hilary Menos, winning Best First Collection for Berg, and Seamus Heaney for Best Collection, Human Chain.

Julia Copus at The Poetry Archive

Festival star Julia Copus has new recordings at The Poetry Archive. Visit their website to hear ‘A Soft-edged Reed of Light’, ‘The Back Seat of My Mother’s Car’, ‘Esprit de l’Escalier’ and ‘Love, Like Water’.

Julia Copus and Greta Stoddart at Exeter Poetry Festival

Greta Stoddart and Julia Copus will be appearing at Exeter Poetry Festival, 7-10 October 2010.

Greta’s first collection At Home in the Dark (Anvil) won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her second collection Salvation Jane was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award 2008. She lives in East Devon where she teaches for the Poetry School in Exeter and Bridport

Julia Copus’s publications include The Shuttered Eye (1995) which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and In Defence of Adultery (2003), both Poetry Book Society Recommendations. Her work has won many prizes, including an Eric Gregory Award, an Arts Council of England Writer’s Award, and a Hawthornden Fellowship.