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07.04.2018

The winners of the 2018 Wordsworth birthday poem competition

We had another wonderful set of entries this year, on the subject of ‘The child is father of the man’.  We’d like to thank Fiona Sampson, the poet and acclaimed author of The Girl who Wrote Frankenstein, for being this year’s judge, and for very kindly donating two copies of her book to the winner […]

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03.04.2018

Reimagining the Wordsworths II: Poetry and Diaries

by Hannah Piercy   The 5th June 2017 was not so much ‘a fine showery morning’, as Dorothy Wordsworth says of the 5th June 1802 in her diaries, but one of those days when being outside for a few minutes can get you soaked to the bone – so a typical rainy day in the […]

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24.02.2018

The 2018 Wordsworth birthday poem competition

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll know we run a poetry competition for Wordsworth’s birthday every year. You can read the winning poems from 2017 here. This year’s theme is ‘The child is father of the man’ – a reference to the famous phrase in Wordsworth’s poem ‘My heart leaps up’, […]

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11.10.2017

Join us in the Big Wordsworth Bonanza

by Jenny Uglow I know it’s almost three years away – or only three years away – but 7 April 2020 is the 250th anniversary of Wordsworth’s birth, and the Wordsworth Trust want to celebrate it in style. There will be conferences, parties, walks on fells, radio and television programmes readings among daffodils, on Westminster […]

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02.08.2017

Discovering Mary Wordsworth through her letters

by Nicole Jacobsen As an intern primarily focused on the curatorial aspects of the Wordsworth Trust, I have the opportunity to work hands-on with many of the Trust’s manuscripts. During the past two months, I have been involved in a project to locate and transcribe all of Mary Wordsworth’s unpublished letters in our collection. The […]

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26.07.2017

Sounds of Wordsworth

by Steven Matthews and Paul Whitty  Steven Matthews, poet, and Paul Whitty, composer, share some insight into their exhibition ‘Sounds of Wordsworth’, which was on display at the Wordsworth Trust throughout June 2017. This exhibition presented work from an on-going and evolving project to ‘map’ sounds in the landscape, as they continue at the sites […]

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10.03.2017

The 2017 Wordsworth birthday poetry competition

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, you’ll remember we ran a poetry competition for Wordsworth’s birthday last year. It was a great success, and you can read the winning poems here. In fact, it was such a great success we’re doing it again! So how does it work? This year’s theme is […]

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08.03.2017

Women of Worth

by Corinne Bird When the opportunity arose to create an exhibition in the Jerwood Centre in honour of International Women’s Day on Wednesday 8 March, I was thrilled. As a Women’s Studies minor, I love learning about, and helping others learn about, women whom history has forgotten. In my Women’s Studies classes, we learn that […]

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