Poetry Can is pleased to announce
The Bristol Poetry Prize 2016
An open competition for poems of up to 100 lines in length on any subject.
Deadline Friday 31 March 2017
1st Prize: £600 plus an invitation to read at Bristol Poetry Festival 2016
2nd Prize: £300
3rd Prize: £100
Judge: Liz Berry (All poems will be seen by Liz Berry)
Poetry Can Membership Scheme
Poetry Can is an organisation working to promote poetry in the South West of England. We are dedicated to supporting the creative and professional development of poets of all ages and levels of experience and to increasing and promoting opportunities for everyone to take part in and enjoy poetry.
Membership costs £3 per month (you might think of it as buying poetry a cup of coffee once a month!)
By becoming a member of Poetry Can you will be saying in a very practical way that you believe in the importance and possibilities of poetry.
Bristol Poetry Festival 2016 Thank you!
There are no more appreciative audiences for poetry than in Bristol, be it for readings or for performance poetry or for poetry slams, and as always I would like to thank everyone who attended the Festival this year for your attention and your appreciation, because of you Bristol has a great nationwide reputation as a place where poets want to come to read and perform. Thank you too to the poets who came, and who were so inspiring, generous and giving. A big thank you to all the people who worked and volunteered at Bristol Poetry Festival 2016. Thank you to the University of the West of England for sponsoring the Poetry Festival and to all the venues and their staff who hosted the events, I would like to thank Bristol Grammar School, in particular for lending us the wonderful MacKay as a base for four exemplary nights of poetry readings, great bar too! I hope to see you next year!
Best Wishes, Colin Brown, Director, Poetry Can.
If you attended any of the festival events, please take a couple of minutes to fill in our online feedback form, it really does help and you could win a £20 book token for doing so!
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This site is a portal to the world of poetry in the South West of England.
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Poetry Can organises both Bristol Spring Poetry Festival and Bristol Poetry Festival every year. These festivals feature local national and international poets. We've put together a page featuring all of the poets who have appeared at Bristol Poetry Festivals over the past few years, we call it The Wall of Poetry Fame.