PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED 15-01-21
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU TO EVERYONE ACROSS THE UK AND IRELAND WHO ENTERED
Prize Winners Announced: 15 January 2021
First Prize: £300
Second Prize: £200
Third Prize: £100
Five commendable poems will also receive £25 each and publication online and in print or in future journals.
Any winners will be invited to submit a short biography to be published alongside their work.
The winning and commendable poems will be published on our website and future printed or online journals and the winners will be notified by email on 15th January 2021. By entering the competition you are consenting that your poem may be reprinted by Folklore Publishing with credit to you.
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Piers Plowright is an artist, poet, writer and radio legend - during his time as a BBC radio drama and feature maker from 1968 to 1997 he won the Prix Italia for radio documentaries three times as well as three Gold and two Silver Sony Awards and a Sony Special Award for Continual Dedication and Commitment to the Radio Industry. Since then he has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, an honourary doctor at Bournemouth University.
Sean Street is a writer, poet, broadcaster, and Britain's first Professor of Radio. He retired from full-time academic life in 2011 and was awarded an Emeritus Professorship by Bournemouth University. He continues to write and broadcast. He is also a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Sean Street's latest book is The Sound of a Room: Memory and the Auditory Presence of Place. (Routledge, 2020.) Between 2017 and 2019, Palgrave Macmillan published his Sound Poetics trilogy: Sound Poetics (2017) Sound at the Edge of Perception (2018) and The Sound Inside the Silence (2019). Other prose includes The Poetry of Radio – The Colour of Sound (Routledge, 2013), followed by The Memory of Sound – Preserving the Sonic Past, also by Routledge, (2014).
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Jehane Markham - Dramatist, lyricist and acclaimed poet, Jehane Markham is co-founder of Rough Wind Productions and has produced several books, CDs and tapes. She has worked in Radio, Television and Theatre. Her work for radio includes adaptations of modern classics such as The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Frost in May by Antonia White as well as original plays, Thanksgiving and More Cherry Cake. Lawrence and Frieda was an acclaimed drama documentary on the life of D.H. Lawrence.
"Jehane Markham is a true poet. Many of her poems glow like Impressionist paintings. You can taste the colours – a red cupboard hotter than love ’ the yellow dazzle of straw in a barn – glinting turquoise water and the tingle of silver."
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