2014 Westhope Poetry Competition

Westhope College is excited to announce a new open poetry competition, to be judged

by Chris Kinsey, who has been BBC Wildlife Poet-of-the-Year, Oriel Davies Writer-in-

Residence and has three collections of poems published: ‘Kung Fu Lullabies’ and ‘Cure

for a Crooked Smile’  with Ragged Raven Press and ‘Swarf’ with Smokestack Books.

Miriam Obrey, Westhope’s resident poet, says ‘This new competition is good for regional

poetry’.  Bronia Gardner, their Principal, adds ‘I want to build on the success of the

Wenlock Festival, which has brought poetry alive in Shropshire and the border counties.’

Prizes: £200, £100, £50, £25.

Poets are invited to submit unpublished poems typed in English, on any subject of up to 40 lines. Two copies of each poem required please, plus a sheet with your name & contact details, which will be kept separate.

Closing date: Midnight on Friday 1st August 2014.

Entry Fees: £4 for first poem, £2 each for subsequent poems, no limit, payable to “Westhope Charity”

Results night party Wednesday 1st October at Westhope College, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9JL. The winners’ will be published on the Westhope website.

For details ring 01584 861293 or email info@westhope.org.uk or www.westhope.org.uk