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.
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 2021 – enter here
28 August 2021