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|
Bristol Spring Poetry Festival 2015 call out to local promoters
Bristol Spring Poetry Festival 2015 core events will be taking place between 20th and 25th April.
This is a call to Bristol event promoters to get your event included in the festival programme.
We would like events happening around Bristol between 6th April and 3rd May to become part¬†of the
extended festival.¬†If you are organising a poetry event of any sort between those dates and would¬†like it
before Friday 13th March.
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.¬†
Membership costs¬†¬£3¬†per month (you might think of it as buying poetry a cup of coffee once a¬†month!)
By becoming a member of Poetry Can you will be saying in a very practical way that you believe in the
importance¬†and possibilities of poetry.
Welcome to the Poetry Can website
This site is a portal to the world of poetry in the South West of England.¬†
We also¬†have web presences on Facebook here:¬†www.facebook.com/poetry.can, here:¬†www.facebook.com/ThePoetryCan¬†and¬†www.facebook.com/groups/50954728113¬†and and you can follow us on Twitter @Poetry_Can.
You can also sign up for our monthly south west poetry newsletter here:¬†www.poetrycan.co.uk/contact
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.¬†