Deadline 7th April

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'A Quiet Passion' Instagram Competition

A Quiet Passion Instagram Poetry Competition

The Poetry School and Soda Pictures are delighted to announce a new poetry competition to mark the release of A Quiet Passion – a new biopic of Emily Dickinson (in cinemas 7 April).

The story of 19th century American poet Emily Dickinson is brought to vivid life in this sensitive biopic by director Terence Davies, which explores Dickinson’s early days as a schoolgirl, through to her later years as a recluse. Now recognised as the genius author of some of the most important verse in American literature, the poet was virtually unknown in her lifetime. A Quiet Passion details every facet of Dickinson’s character: her wit, her humour and the intimate, close-knit relationship she had with her family.
View the trailer on the Poetry School blog here


Inspired by the film, Poetry School are looking for your original Instagram poems.

They want to see poems which use the concentrated visual qualities of an Instagram post to deliver a punch as strong as an Emily Dickinson line. You can use text images, photos of written or typed text, or some other creative or crafty way with words.
To enter, just use #aquietpassionpoetrycompetition and tag @thepoetryschool and @sodapictures when you post.


The winning poet will receive £170 of Poetry School vouchers – enough for a ten week online or face-to face course, or two all day workshops –  and tickets to A Quiet Passion.

Need inspiration? For more information, visit the Poetry School blog: www.poetryschool.com/theblog