Final proof time at Paragram…plus we meet Peter Taylor in person


It must seem that Paragram has been very quiet in the few weeks since we announced our Chapbook Challenge winner and Spotlights poets… but nothing could be further from the truth.

It’s final proof time – arguably the busiest time in the Paragram year. This is when the successful poets get to see their creations on the page and we at Paragram have to make sure that everything is as close to perfect as humanly possible.

Every task must be treated with care, patience and an eagle eye, to ensure the Paragram anthology ‘Spotlights’ is a volume which will make both Paragram and the contributing poets proud.

Apart from this buzz of activity, one of the very pleasant elements of running a competition, is that Paragram gets to spend time with some excellent writers and thoroughly nice people. Peter Taylor, the winner of the Paragram Chapbook Challenge meets both these criteria, and he met…

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