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Poetry on the Lake, founded in 2001 and organized by  poet /

author Gabriel Griffin

has its seat on Isola San Giulio                                                                                                                                            

poetry editor & UK coordinator:  Kevin Bailey , editor of HQ Poetry Magazine, UK                  fiction editor: Gary Bills, poet & author of Bizarre Fables  and  A Letter for Alice                    


Poetry on the Lake is an annual international poetry competition and festival held at Lake Orta in Italy. It brings together poets from around the world to celebrate the art of poetry in a beautiful and inspiring setting. The festival typically includes poetry readings, workshops, and other events that showcase the work of both established and emerging poets


Among those present at past Celebrations: Al Alvarez, Anne Stevenson, Brian Patten, Bruna dell'Agnese, Carol Ann Duffy, Dato Magradze, D.M. Thomas, Fausta Squatriti, Gillian Clarke, Gregory Leadbetter, Imtiaz Dharker, Jan Noble, John F. Deane, John Hartley Williams, Kate Clanchy, Mario Petrucci, Michael Swan, Moira Egan, Paul Henry, Penelope Shuttle, Rob A. Mackenzie, Robert Seatter, Simon West, Will Stone.


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