In a collaboration between The Poetry Society and artist Alastair Cook, the ten winning poems of the National Poetry Competition 2013 have been reimagined as filmpoems. All the winning poems are now available to view on our website – here and with the winning poems themselves – and at www.filmpoem.com.
All ten films were screened at the Filmpoem Festival in Antwerp on 14 June 2014, in partnership with Felix Poetry Festival and at the Poetry International Festival in July 2014 at the Southbank Centre in London.
The National Poetry Competition is one of the world’s biggest competitions for single poems, with a first prize of £5,000. You can find out more, and explore past winners, on our website.
1st: Linda France’s ‘Bernard and Cerinthe‘
Filmpoem by Alastair Cook
2nd: Paula Bohince’s ‘Among Barmaids‘
Filmpoem by Idil Sukan
3rd: Josephine Abbott’s ‘Love on a Night Like This‘
Filmpoem by Kate Sweeney
Elaine Gaston’s ‘Push Bike‘
Filmpoem by Robert Peake
Carolyn Jess-Cooke’s ‘Hare‘
Filmpoem by Melissa Joan Diem
Debbie Lim’s ‘Gift of the Sloth‘
Filmpoem by Marc Neys
Danica Ognjenovic’s ‘Birdfall‘
Filmpoem by Adele Myers