Musical Poems Wanted


                A Poetry Competition

 Part of “The Bishops Castle Arts Festival” 20 -23rd February 2014

Competitors are invited to submit poems that relate to a work of music. Poems should be unpublished, not longer than 40 lines and need to be accompanied by details of the chosen music.

The poet’s name and contact details should be included on a separate sheet. Details of results will be sent out on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope. Entries are to be submitted by January 31st 2014 and addressed to:

Bryan Podmore, Bryncyn Cottage, Church Stoke, Montgomery, Powys, SY15 6EN

The Judge: Paul Francis

He has won two national poetry competitions, four other competitions, and came third in the Guernsey Poetry on the Buses competition, 2010. His poems have also featured in a range of magazines, and he has self-published a variety of pamphlets, as well as performing at many local venues. His collection Various Forms was launched at the Wenlock Poetry Festival.

Entry fees are: £4 for the first poem, £3 for each subsequent poem. Cheques to be made payable to Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival.

The competition is being run as part of the third Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival and will lead up to a supper in the Castle Hotel, Bishop’s Castle, on Saturday 22nd February 2014 at which prizes will be presented, exhibits displayed and the appropriate music enjoyed.


1st prize : £100    2nd prize: £75       3rd prize : £50

.Further information about the Arts Festival can be obtained from the Castle Hotel