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War Poets at Oxford Playhouse, now on sale.

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The Scarborough Poetry Walk.

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livecanon are an ensemble performing poetry (from memory) at theatres, festivals and events throughout the UK... recording poetry for radio and CDs... creating poetry installations and digital projects... publishing poetry... and working with young people to create, explore and enjoy poems... Read more

Breaking News:

We were delighted to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday at the V&A; we'll be popping up again with 'Birthday Bard' at the Wilderness Festival so catch it there if you missed it at the V&A...

We are delighted to announce NJ Hynes as the winner of the Live Canon First Collection Competition. Her extraordinary debut collection, 'The Department of Emotional Projections', will be in all good bookshops on July 15th. Find out more here. We are also delighted to announce that we have secured funding to publish the four other shortlisted collections as well; with five new first collections out this year we hope to show our absolute committment to supporting emerging talent.

Our War Poets show is touring this year, to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of WW1. Join our mailling list for venues and dates... If you are interested in booking a performance for your venue, get in touch...

We are delighted that poet, Glyn Maxwell, is heading the judging for our 2014 International Poetry Competition. Get your poems into us soon... More information on how to enter is here.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign to make the children's competition happen again this year. Your donations have been incredibly generous. It's not too late to help out...






Pre-order your copy of NJ Hynes 'The Department of Emotional Projections' here, to be the first to receive it on 15th July.

This stunning debut collection won the inaugural Live Canon First Collection Competition. 

Find out more here.

We've been fundraising like mad to make sure our programme work for children and young people can happen again this year. It's not too late to make a donation here.

You can also help by buying our 2013 anthology. All funds from copies sold at the moment are going in to the fundraising pot. Buy it on Amazon here.