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“I don’t give back a word”: National Poetry Competition 40th anniversary readings at Ledbury Festival

Thursday 5 July 2018, 3:30 pm5:00 pm

A special 40th anniversary readings event featuring the 2017 winners Dom Bury, Mary Jean Chan and Momtaza Mehri reading alongside two poetry greats from the competition’s heritage Jo Shapcott (twice winner in 1985 and 1991) and Pascale Petit (judge of the 2017 competition). Plus short discussion and Q&A.

The Ledbury Poetry Festival is this year held between 29th June and 8th July. The biggest and best poetry festival in the UK, featuring poets from all over the world.