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National Poetry Competition readings at Ledbury

Wednesday 10 July 2019, 6:00 pm7:00 pm

(l-r) Wayne Holloway-Smith, Katie Griffiths, Ella Frears

The 2018 National Poetry Competition saw 10 prize winners chosen by the judges, from over 14,000 poems. This is your chance to hear readings from three of those fantastic commended and winning poets at Ledbury Poetry Festival. Commended poet Ella Frears, whose pamphlet Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity was published in 2018 by Goldsmiths Press; second prize winner Katie Griffiths, who has previously featured in Primers: Volume One (Nine Arches); and Wayne Holloway-Smith, whose debut collection, Alarum, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2017, and who won first prize with his poem ‘The posh mums are boxing in the square’.


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