National Poetry Competition

The Two Americans Who Trumped British National Poetry Competition

Phil Brown | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Phil Brown

Parenthood is also at the centre of the competition's winning poem by Eric Berlin, though this is not revealed until the devastating final line. The poem begins, deceptively, in a voice which echoes the urban exuberance of Frank O'Hara...

My Poetry Competition Tactics

Matthew Caley | Posted 28.12.2012 | Home
Matthew Caley

As The Compte De Valmont knew, tactics are everything, whether you are plotting to win the National Poetry Competition or to possess and/or ruin your beloved. You need particular tactics rather than mere instinct or emotionalism.

The Sense of Sound, in French and Wardwesan

Richard O'Brien | Posted 27.12.2012 | Home
Richard O'Brien

So what can we get from a Wardwesân reading? It either sounds good, or it doesn't; without the expert guidance of Frédéric Werst, the sense of the sounds is a closed book. It's an anti-intentionalist's nightmare. It's also, perhaps, in one reading - and whether you find this liberating or disturbing will depend on a number of criteria - a logical extension of what we do as writers when we put together sounds into words, and those words into poems.

Wild Cards

Alison Brackenbury | Posted 26.12.2012 | Home
Alison Brackenbury

If you like to think of your poems as horses (as I do), this is anyone's race.

A Poem For The Titanic Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 13.04.2012 | Home

Like many artists and writers before her, award-winning poet Allison McVety has drawn inspiration from the story of the Titanic for a poem that is cur...

Alice E. Vincent

Simon Armitage Beaten By 'Train Station Sounds' At National Poetry Awards | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 29.05.2012 | Home

Guests gather at the Saville Club HuffPost UK Culture attends the National Poetry Competition, to find out the winners of this year's prizes an...