The National poetry competition 2010 is open (in the UK) closing date 31st October. 1st prize is £5,000! Anyone tempted to enter?
For terms, conditions, rules and entry you can visit, www.poetrysociety.org.uk wishing you all the best of luck.
Well.... they'll just have to compete with a kiwi
This is a very good comp.
See you there.. thanks again.
Shamelessly bumping this up for those who might have missed it. (Forgive me!)
Thanks to your link to the UK National Poetry Society, I am happy to share two gold nuggets found there.
1.October 7th is National Poetry Day in the UK. (I think that we should celebrate on Hubpages)
2. The Poem of the Month is the oddest romantic metaphor which is very effective:
Poem of the month: Edwin Morgan died aged 90 on 19 August 2010. 'One Cigarette' is taken from New Selected Poems (2000), published by Carcanet Press Ltd.
No smoke without you, my fire.
After you left,
your cigarette glowed on in my ashtray
and sent up a long thread of such quiet grey
I smiled to wonder who would believe its signal
of so much love. One cigarette
in the non-smoker's tray.
As the last spire
trembles up, a sudden draught
blows it winding into my face.
Is it smell, is it taste?
You are here again, and I am drunk on your tobacco lips.
Out with the light.
Let the smoke lie back in the dark.
Till I hear the very ash
sigh down among the flowers of brass
I'll breathe, and long past midnight, your last kiss.
What a great poem. The missing-you is so there! I love the line "I am drunk on your tobacco lips" What an image.
I had not thought of it as a metaphore, but once I read that, I agree totally.
Just over a week left and I still have not finished my peom yet! Still its not over yet, anyone else got round to entering? Would love to know.
I will ask the question AGAIN: is this competition open to all poets OR just UK submissions are accepted?
@Petra Vlah, it appears to be open to anyone 17 or older , internationally. Cost to enter is 6.00
It looks like you must at least be a member of the poetry society. So my question is what is the currency exchange? I don't know how many American dollars equals 40 UK dollars - are the Euros?
by Patsy Bell Hobson 13 months ago
It's National Poetry Month. Which poet would you like to meet most?Spend the day with a poet. Take a stroll, enjoy tea in the garden, Have an extravagant dinner or a picnic. The best thing is that you get to talk with this poet.
by Gina Welds Hulse 17 months ago
April is National Poetry Month. I am going to be publishing a haiku every day. Who's with me?It does not have to be a haiku for you. I am just curious if, as writers, you will take part in a poetry challenge.
by Abodabt 4 years ago
How much money do you need to open a pizza place
by Donaisabella 6 years ago
I am struggling to finish reviewing an old manuscript so I can enter the above contest. Are there any hubbers entering this year? I need some motivation and encouragement. I have a long way to go and my baby is not making it easy, but I really want to do this!
by Buildreps 17 months ago
Traffic went down like the Titanic, this happened suddenly just over a week ago. What might be the cause? Who is seeing the same? I have a dark scent that HP, which is a critical platform as well, might become a victim of the Fake News doctrines. What do you think?
by surfeitt 6 months ago
I am hoping to receive a post from each poet on Hubpages so that I may read your work and follow you.Thanks,Surfeitt
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