Fifth annual Timothy Corsellis Prize launches

Image of a WWII map alongside aerial black and white photographs of the landscape

The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network is pleased to launch the fifth annual Timothy Corsellis Prize.

Timothy Corsellis was a young poet and pilot killed in 1941. The Prize was set up in his name, with the support of his family, to encourage more people to read the powerful but lesser-known poets of the Second World War. All young writers aged 25 and younger can enter this prize for poetry and essays, responding to a selection of WWII poets including Keith Douglas, Sidney Keyes, Alun Lewis, John Jarmain, Henry Reed, Anna Akhmatova, Gertrud Kolmar and Timothy Corsellis.

Following the successes of adding Kolmar and Akhmatova in previous years, this year we are pleased to add German poet and solider Günter Eich to our roster of poets. You can find out more about German poet and soldier Eich, alongside the eight other poets, here.

Young poets and essayists can enter until Sunday 16 September 2018.

For more information, biographies of the nine poets, and how to enter, visit the Young Poets Network page.

28 June 2018