Members’ Poems

Poetry News 2016The Members’ Poems competition sets Poetry Society Members the task of writing a poem or poems on a theme chosen by a leading poet.

The six winning poems are published in Poetry News, the Poetry Society’s members’ newsletter, which is published every quarter. Winners receive a small prize, and become eligible for both the Hamish Canham Prize and the Anne Born Prize, awarded annually. Selected winning poems are also nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

The poets who made the (sartorial) cut in our Winter 2017 competition on the theme of ‘Elegant’, judged by Tim Turnbull, are: Sharon Black, Jennie Carr, Duncan Chambers, Oliver Comins, Jenny Hill and Carla Scarano D’Antonio  – our congratulations to all of them.

Find out more about the current competition, or join The Poetry Society to receive Poetry News and enter your poems.