Posted: 6 May 2011
All winning poems will appear in issue 51 of Mslexia, published in October 2011
Entry fee: £7 for up to three poems
CLOSING DATE: 18 July 2011
Please make sure you have read the rules thoroughly before submitting your entry.
* The Cove Park retreat is accommodation only, dates to be agreed between Cove Park and the competition winner.
** The mentoring afternoon with the editor of Poetry Review must be taken at a time that is suitable to both the editor and the competition winner.
The prizes additional to the winners' fee are optional, and will be passed on to other winners if they are not taken by the first prize-winner. The winner is responsible for any other expenses involved with attending the Cove Park retreat and the mentoring afternoon, i.e travel, food, etc. The prizes must be taken by 31 December 2012.
Jo Shapcott was born in London. Poems from her three award-winning collections, Electroplating the Baby (1988), Phrase Book (1992) and My Life Asleep (1998) are gathered in a selected poems, Her Book (2000). She has won a number of literary prizes including the Costa Book of the Year Award, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Collection, the Forward Prize for Best Collection and the National Poetry Competition (twice). Tender Taxes, her versions of Rilke, was published in 2001; Of Mutability, winner of the Costa Book of the Year Award, in 2010. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway College, University of London, where she teaches on the MA in Creative Writing; and the current President of The Poetry Society.
Categories: Poetry Prizes