Friday, May 14, 2010

The Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010

Did I ever mention that I did an Arvon course in Lumb Bank, Yorkshire in 2007? A great week! Pictured above looking puzzled as poets often do are myself, Alex Pryce (Poetcasting), Matthew Hollis and Andrew Philip. Matthew was one of the tutors and Andrew has published his first collection The Ambulance Box.

Founded by Ted Hughes and now in its 30th year, The Arvon International Poetry Competition is one of the UK's most prestigious open poetry prizes.

The first prize of £7,500 is one of the largest available for a single poem. The competition is truly international, welcoming entries from around the world.

The Arvon International Poetry Competition is now open, you can enter online. The deadline for entries is 5pm on 16 August 2010.


Máire T. Robinson said...

That's a great photo, Michael. You do all look rather confused! I'd love to do an Arvon course myself. They look fantastic. Would you recommend it?

Michael Farry said...

Highly recommend. A week in a beautiful setting, no internet, no TV, just writing and reading and listening and commenting.