Muirburn: a National Poetry Competition film poem by Helmie Stil

The Poetry Society is delighted to share ‘Muirburn’, a new short film by Helmie Stil, based on Yvonne Reddick’s 2017 National Poetry Competition commended poem of the same name.  Yvonne Reddick also won the inaugural Peggy Poole Award, and the film ‘Muirburn’ was premiered at the Peggy Poole Award readings at Bluecoat, Liverpool on 13 March 2019.

Helmie Stil has previously created the award-winning National Poetry Competition film poems ‘The Opened Field’, based on the poem by Dom Bury which won the 2017 National Poetry Competition and ‘The Desktop Metaphor’, written by Caleb Parkin which won second prize in the 2016 competition.

You can find out more about Helmie and her work at and on Twitter at @poetrycinema