Wendy Pratt is a Yorkshire-based published poet. She is Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent.
Gaia Holmes is an expert in her field, and this is obvious in her skilled, careful and beautifully strange poetry collection.Read the full story..
Northernness isn’t easy to define. It’s intrinsic, bone-deep.Read the full story..
If you’ve ever been to the city of York, you’ll no doubt have fallen in love with it, if not with the hen and stag nights.Read the full story..
If anyone was going to bring the sharp, erudite poetry of Christopher Reid to life in a stage adaptation of The Scattering and The Song of Lunch, it would be Robert Bathurst. He revels in the opportunity to extract the precise, elegant language of Reid’s work, and rolls it over his own tongue like butter off a silver spoon.Read the full story..
Northern Soul’s Poetry Correspondent, Wendy Pratt, talks to singer/songwriter Kathryn Williams about Hypoxia, an album written to mark the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar. Williams will be performing at the Manchester Literature Festival this weekend.Read the full story..
I get about a bit as a poet, travelling across the country to tiny venues in the back rooms of pubs where an audience of three or four are there for the open mic night and have never heard of me, let alone read my poetry.Read the full story..
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The Northern Soul Awards 2018
The Northern Soul Awards 2018 took place at the stunning Manchester Cathedral on November 15. Here’s our list of winners, along with the Highly Commended and Special Mentions for each category. Congratulations!
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