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Bradford on Avon Arts Festival 2017

July 9, 2017

The Poetry Shed

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

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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…

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Our Platform by Paige Collins

July 6, 2017

A visitor

July 4, 2017

Roy Marshall

 

Heron

He’s as unexpected
as royalty

on this river-less estate.
A rook sees him off

and I’m at a loss
to describe his going;

something about
a bike in the sky,

a ghost in an unbuttoned raincoat
late for a train.

From The Great Animator, (Shoestring Press 2017)

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