Bradford on Avon Arts Festival 2017 – In association with Words & Ears
Flights of Fancy – Poetry Competition – Judge: Carrie Etter
Competition closing date: 30th July 2017
Poems of up to 20 lines are invited on the theme of Flights of Fancy (see full entry details, below). Shortlisted poets will be invited to read their entry at a prize-giving event at Bradford on Avon Arts Festival on Sunday September 17th, which will also feature a reading by competition judge Carrie Etter.
American expatriate Carrie Etter has published three collections: The Tethers (Seren, 2009), winner of the London New Poetry Award; Divining for Starters (Shearsman, 2011); and Imagined Sons (Seren, 2014), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry by The Poetry Society. She also edited Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (Shearsman, 2010) and Linda Lamus’s posthumous collection, A Crater the Size of Calcutta (Mulfran, 2015). She has lived in the West Country since 2005 and is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.
First Prize: £500 – Second Prize: £150 – Third Prize: £100
Plus seven Highly Commended and a local prize for entrants in the BA15 postcode area.