The Poetry Society’s National Poetry Competition is one of the biggest single poem competitions anywhere in the world.
Join us to celebrate the launch of the 2016 competition with a celebratory afternoon of entertaining poetry from previous winners.
Readers include: Colette Bryce, whose 2003 winning poem went on to title her collection The Full Indian Rope Trick, shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize; and Faber New Poet and 2014 poet-in-residence at the Wordsworth Trust, Zaffar Kunial, who had never had a poem published before his third-place win in 2011 with ‘Hill Speak’.
They are joined by some of the latest exciting new poets to win. A joyful demonstration of what taking a chance and entering your work into a competition can do.
Information about the National Poetry Competition, can be found at poetrysociety.org.uk/npc
This is a ‘pay as you feel’ event.