Longlist for 2019 Live Canon Pamphlet Competition

Plenty of Poetry Society Members on this year’s Live Canon pamphlet competition longlist. The competition was for pamphlets of between 18 and 35 poems. Four pamphlets will be selected for publication by the Live Canon Poetry Press.

Poetry Society Members on the longlist are Robin Houghton, Miranda Peake, Maeve Henry, Kathryn Southworth, Tania Hershman, Christopher North, Fiona Larkin, Katie Griffiths (2nd in 2018 National Poetry Competition), Carole Bromley, and Cheryl Moskowitz.

livecanon are an ensemble performing poetry (from memory) at theatres, festivals and events throughout the UK, recording poetry for radio and CDs, creating poetry installations and digital projects, publishing poetry, and working with young people to create, explore and enjoy poems.


Was it the Diet Coke, and other questions – Robin Houghton

The Rocksong of Sogolsur – Golnoosh Nour

Yellow – Miranda Peake

Blood Lines – Maeve Henry

Only the pixels are wet – Ruth Aylett

WonderGlass – Kathryn Southworth

The nurses so vivid and gone like dreams – Wes Lee

How High Did She Fly – Tania Hershman

It’s Not a Thing that Happens – Christopher North

Transformation Consultant – Fiona Larkin

My Shrink is Pregnant – Katie Griffiths

The Song of Bonfire Bill – James Turner

Somewhen – Benedict Newbury

Sodium 136 – Carole Bromley

Jasmine Street – Cheryl Moskowitz

Everywoman gets piped Onboard – Joolz Sparkes

The So-Blue and Other Places – Clare Basarich

Please don’t trample us; we are trying to grow! – Steph Morris

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26 June 2019