Then & Now digital readings return for National Poetry Competition 2021

With two months until the National Poetry Competition 2021 closes,  The Poetry Society is releasing a series of video readings over the August bank holiday weekend as part of a series called ‘Then & Now’.

In each short video, a poet who has previously been placed in the competition reads their National Poetry Competition winning poem as well as a poem that they have written more recently.

The line-up for the new ‘Then & Now’ series includes: Caleb Parkin, whose poem ‘The Desktop Metaphor’ won 2nd prize winning poem from the National Poetry Competition 2016; Vasiliki Albedo, whose poem ‘Talisman’ was a top 10 commended poem in the National Poetry Competition 2018; and Linda France, whose poem ‘Bernard and Cerinthe’, which won the National Poetry Competition in 2013.

You can watch the videos on The Poetry Society’s InstagramTV or Vimeo accounts

Now available to watch:

This year’s National Poetry Competition, judged by Rachel Long, David Constantine and Rachel Long closes at midnight GMT on 31 October 2021enter here

28 August 2021