Change of venue for December Can Openers
December's Can Openers (Friday 5th December from midday) will now take place at
Steam Cafe Bar, 15 Union Gate / 63 Union Street, Bristol, BS1 2DL www.steamcafebar.com
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.
The Bristol Poetry Prize
1st Prize: £600, 2nd Prize: £300, 3rd Prize: £100
Judge: Penelope Shuttle
Closing date: Friday 9 January 2015
Entry fee: £6/poem
The 1st prize winner will be offered a 20 minute reading at Bristol Spring Poetry festival 2015, 2nd and 3rd prize
winners will be invited to read their poems at Bristol Poetry festival 2015.
Full details, rules and how to enter are here: The Bristol Poetry Prize
All profits raised by the competition will help fund Bristol Spring Poetry Festival and Bristol Poetry Festival 2015.
Welcome to the Poetry Can website
This site is a portal to the world of poetry in the South West of England.
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.