'Hunchback in the Park' competition reaches out to trauma victims
A competition inviting responses to the Dylan Thomas poem, ‘The Hunchback in the Park’, has been launched, with the closing date 27 April, and the best submissions to be published in an anthology later in 2014, the year that marks the centenary of the poet’s birth. The submissions can be poems, prose-poems, or in diary or letter form. The 'Hunchback' poem was partly inspired by Thomas's local Cwmdonkin Park, pictured, in Swansea. The competition organisers are keen to encourage trauma or war victims, prisoners, abused wives or husbands, immigrants or refugees to a new country who do not speak the country's language and so entries are welcome in the writer's mother tongue (whatever the language is) or in the writer's dialect, together with (if possible) an English translation. Entry is free, and submissions should be sent to email@example.com as a Word attachment, which should include the age of the entrant and contact details. Submissions, from the age of 10 upwards, are limited to one page each for the original and translation.