National Poetry Competition

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 ...