Deadline nears for £5,000 Bridport prize

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The deadline is the end of May for the £5,000 Bridport poetry prize. This year's Bridport poetry judge, Ptgience Agbabi, said: “A poem is a spell, a potent, living language. Free verse or fixed form, I’m looking for poems with a pulse, that celebrate the rhythm of words as well as their visual impact. Poems that elicit a visceral response. I want to feel a sense of urgency, that the poem simply had to be written. Poems are often fettered by the autobiographical: may the imagination run riot. I’m excited by poems that take risks in form, content, or idea. I’m looking for poems that yield on more than one level, that continue to echo long after they’re read.” The deadline is 31 May. More details



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