Bristol Spring Poetry Festival 2015
3rd April to 3rd May¬†
A celebration of all things poetic in Bristol including Raise the Roof and¬†Kiss¬†the Sky,
a primary schools poetry slam, Full Steam Poetry with¬†guests Clare Pollard
and Bristol Poetry Competition winner Joan¬†Michelson as well as David C Johnson
and Bethany W Pope.¬†There's also open mics, workshops, poetry films and book
launches by local¬†poets then¬†a big splurge of spoken word at Blah's Big
Weekend¬†to end it all.¬†Something for everyone.
Bristol Poetry Prize Results
We are pleased to announce that The Bristol Poetry Prize has
been won by Joan Michelson with her poem Stories.
Judge Penelope Shuttle said:¬†I have, in addition to the three winners,
named¬†seven poems as Highly-Commended, and a further thirteen as
Commended. These¬† poems formed the shortlist (along with the winners)
of strong poems.¬†The upper echelon of the poems, once I had read through
all the entries, were of a very high standard. So a very rewarding read.
¬†Second prize: Rough Salvage by Bethany W Pope
¬†Third Prize: That Childhood Street by Mallory Tater
|Full results, including commendations, here|
Poetry Can Membership Scheme
Poetry Can¬†is the poetry organisation working to
promote¬†poetry¬†in the south west of England.
It is¬†dedicated to¬†supporting the creative and
professional¬†development of¬†poets of all ages and¬†
levels of experience, and to¬†increasing¬†and
promoting opportunities for¬†everyone to take part in and enjoy poetry.¬†
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Poetry Can organises both Bristol Spring Poetry Festival and Bristol Poetry Festival every year.¬†These festivals feature local national and international poets, to see some of the poets who have appeared at the festival over the past years click the image below.¬†