january, 2020

31jan1:00 am1:00 amPlough International Poetry PrizeInternational Entry Fee: £5
Max word count: 40 lines
Top Prize: £1000

Event Details

The competition is organized by the Plough Arts Centre.

Poems must be the original work of the entrant, unpublished, and must not have won a prize in any other competition.

Maximum length, excluding title and any blank lines: 40 lines.

This year’s judge is Greta Stoddart.

Greta Stoddart’s first collection At Home in the Dark (Anvil) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 2002. Her second book, Salvation Jane (Anvil), was shortlisted for the Costa Book Award 2008. She was also shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem in 2012. Her third book, Alive Alive O (Bloodaxe, 2015), was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2016. Her latest work, a radio poem called ‘Who’s there?’ broadcast on BBC Radio 4 was shortlisted for the 2017 Ted Hughes Award.

She lives in Devon and teaches for the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation.

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