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About Pedalling Poetry

Writer Ellen McAteer is founder of Tell It Slant poetry bookshop in Glasgow, General Manager at Poetry London magazine. She was a visiting lecturer at the Glasgow School of Art, and a mentee of the Clydebuilt Verse Apprenticeship Scheme, under Alexander Hutchison, and a singer with the band Stone Tape, as well as a solo singer who won a BBC Radio competition with her song Blue Valentine. She was Director of the Poetry Trust, which ran the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, a director of the Scottish Writers’ Centre, a visiting lecturer at Oxford University's MSt in creative writing, and a member of the core group of performers at the Hammer and Tongue spoken word collective in Oxford. She is a qualified Librarian.

Honesty Mirror

It’s here! My long-awaited pamphlet from Red Squirrel Press has arrived in the post today, and is available on their site at: This is now for sale on the Red Squirrel website, zoom launch soon! . It had a … Continue reading

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Hello again world!

I’m ashamed to see that my last post was well over a year ago, referring to the Poetry London Prize 2019! What a lot has happened since then. A terrible time in many ways, but a strangely good one for … Continue reading

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Witch ghosts, duas and damaged women win this year’s Poetry London Clore Prize

Poetry London have announced the Poetry London Clore Prize winners for 2019. 1st Prize: Roger Bloor ‘The Ghost of Molly Leigh Pleads, Yes Cries for Exemplaire Justice Against The Arbitrary, Un-exampled Injustice of Her Accusers’ 2nd Prize: Amaan Hyder ‘duas’ 3rd Prize: Anita Pati … Continue reading

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Sincere thank to Sheila Wakefield at Red Squirrel Press, who will be publishing my poetry pamphlet, Honesty Mirror, in Summer of 2020! When it won the New Writer Magazine prize in 2013, judged by Helen Mort, I was just setting … Continue reading

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In a Circle

I am very pleased to have two poems in this great anthology put together by poet Derek Parkes to honour the great influence Donny O’Rourke has had on contemporary Scottish poetry. Love the intro: ‘Throw a brick into the air in … Continue reading

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The Dark Museum – A Poetry Film

Originally posted on Suzannah Evans:
I’m really pleased to be sharing this poetry film of my poem ‘The Dark Museum’ from Near Future. The film was made by Helen from Elephant’s Footprint and the process of making it was really interesting too.…

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Romalyn Ante WINS 2018 Poetry London Clore Prize!

I am delighted to be able to reveal the Poetry London Clore Prize winners for 2018. FIRST PRIZE: ‘Names’ by Romalyn Ante SECOND PRIZE: ‘Children of the Revolution’ by S.K. Kim THIRD PRIZE: ‘Heaven’ by Selima Hill COMMENDED POEMS: ‘Under London’ … Continue reading

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Poetry London Summer 2018 Readings: 21 June at Kings Place

Join us to celebrate the publication of the 2018 summer issue of Poetry London – offering the opportunity to hear some of the magazine’s most distinguished contributors reading their poems. With one of America’s greatest living poets, Alice Notley, in … Continue reading

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Beccles Acoustic Music Day

Martello presents the first Acoustic Music Day at the Canopy Theatre in Beccles on Saturday 28th April.  Our headliners are contemporary folk/acoustic duo GILMORE & ROBERTS who combine award-winning songwriting with astounding musicianship and their trademark harmonies to create a powerful sound. Nominated twice … Continue reading

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Martello March News

Firstly, many thanks to all who came to see Fara at the Cut at Halesworth on 11 February. 84 people were treated to a truly memorable evening, having braved the strong winds and freezing temperature – the band said it … Continue reading

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