Anne Stevenson to judge poetry contest in aid of homeless
Anne Stevenson will be judging this year’s Lumen/Camden poetry competition, in aid of London cold weather homeless shelters. The deadline is 14 February and the winner receives 50 free copies of a pamphlet collection of their poems. Entry is £2.50 for one poem or six for £10. More details. Andrew Motion is the new patron of the Lumen and Camden Poetry series, which supports three cold weather shelters in the Camden and King's Cross areas of London. The series supports poetry by providing a venue for publishers to present their poets, and it also helps new poets by inviting them to read at open mic at each event. Poems read at open mic can be submitted to be considered for the annual anthology, where famous poets donate poems and appear alongside the regulars who read from the audience. Every penny raised goes directly to the cold weather shelters where the events are held.