Seven months ago, on a whim and tip from a new friend, I entered three poems in the (British) National Poetry Competition 2012. Needless to say, I didn’t win anything other than the joy of trying. However, today I revisited the National Poetry Society’s site poetrysociety.org.uk and read and watched videos of the winners! Very exciting. Just as exciting was finding out that they have opened up their 2013 competition, with new unpublished poems submittable through October 31. Are you going to join the competition this year?
I have now
will posted each of my three entries here soon.
And, when I was trying to describe the experience of finding these three poems after having nearly forgotten about them for most of the intervening seven months, I also wrote:
I hope you enjoy them!