WoLF Poetry Competition 2019 closes December 31st

In association with Wolverhampton Literature Festival, Write Out Loud has organised the WoLF Poetry Competition 2019, open to poets across the globe.

The theme for this year’s competition is ‘wanderer…’. Use this as a prompt to explore the theme of travel, contemplation, or the city’s football team’s proud history – or something else entirely – whichever you wish, and whatever inspires you!

Competition judge is renowned West Midlands poet Roy McFarlane, whose latest book The Healing Next Time (Nine Arches Press) is a Poetry Book Society recommendation.

Check out the details over at their site

royRoy McFarlane was born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage and spent most of his years living in Wolverhampton and the surrounding Black Country. He has held the role of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate, Starbuck Poet in Residence and presently the Birmingham & Midland Institute Poet in Residence.
Roy’s poems have appeared in anthologies; Filigree (Peepal Trees 2018), It All Radiates Outwards (Verve Poetry Press 2018), Disonance (Hesterglock Press 2017), Somewhere to keep the rain (Winchester Poetry Festival 2017), Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe 2012),
His previous publications includes Celebrate Wha? (Smokestack Books 2011) and Beginning With Your Last Breath (Nine Arches Press 2016). Roy’s latest collection The Healing Next Time is available from Nine Arches Press and he’s also completed his MA in Writing Poetry from The Poetry School and Newcastle University.

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