Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival Open Poetry Competition 2016

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Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival

Open Poetry Competition 2016

1st prize: £600    2nd prize: £150    3rd prize: £50

Alison

Judge: Alison Brackenbury

Entry fee: £5 per poem, £3 per poem thereafter

Closing date: 3 September, 2016

Alison Brackenbury was born in Lincolnshire in 1953 and studied at Oxford. She now lives in Gloucestershire, where until recently she worked, as a director and manual worker, in the family metal finishing business. Her collections include Dreams of Power (1981), Breaking Ground (1984), Christmas Roses (1988), Selected Poems (1991), 1829 (1995), After Beethoven (2000), Bricks and Ballads (2004) and Then (2013), all published by Carcanet. Her poems have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and 4, and 1829 was produced by Julian May for Radio 3. Her work recently won a Cholmondeley Award.

Rules and instructions for entry

1   The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over.

2   Poems should be…

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