Manchester's Poets and Players launch first competition

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Manchester’s Poets and Players has launched its first poetry competition, with the judge Jacob Polley, a first prize of £400, and the deadline Friday 5 April. Poets and Players, one of Manchester’s leading organisers of poetry and music events, meet at the Whitworth art gallery. The competition has a further £300 Whitworth prize, for poems inspired specifically by the gallery, or by works of art or exhibitions displayed there.

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Sun 9th Jun 2013 11:48

ps the more details link has stopped working.

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Sun 9th Jun 2013 11:44

It's interesting that all of them are about loss and two of them about lost love in particular - that old chestnut never ceases to inspire, does it?

I liked the 'outwardness' of the winner - for me it was a subtle reference to what we are doing to our planet - I often lament the loss of species that were quite common in my childhood - moth hawk caterpillars - we had hours of fun with them.... I suppose everyone will have their own take on it though.

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Greg Freeman

Sun 9th Jun 2013 10:46

You can find out the results and read the winning poems here

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