Jill Munro wins Arvon 5-day poetry challenge

Jill Munro
Jill Munro

To celebrate National Writing Day in June, Arvon ran a 5-day poetry challenge. Over the course of five days poets were asked to shape up a poem from first to final draft with guidance and exercises from Jen Hadfield.

Each poet received an email daily containing a handy writing prompt, dutifully crafted for them by Jen. The 5-day challenge was designed to guide people through the poetry-writing process step-by-step, from first to final draft. 

The winner of the subsequent poetry competition was Poetry Society Member Jill Munro for ‘Iris/pupil’ which begins…

With my eyes shut it could be easy
to believe I am white-stick blind,
hidden in the dark pool of lids…

Jill wins an Arvon 1-1 online Poetry tutorial with Jen Hadfield worth £150. Two runner-ups won free Arvon Friends memberships for three months.

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22 July 2019