Deadline 1st May


Poetry London
Clore Prize 2018

Poetry London is pleased to announce the distinguished poet Kwame Dawes, as the judge of its new 2018 Poetry London Clore Prize. He is the author or twenty-one books of poetry, and numerous other works of fiction, criticism and essays. His most recent collection, City of Bones: A Testament appeared from Northwestern University Press in 2017.

His awards include the Forward Prize, The Musgrave Silver Medal, several Pushcart Prizes, The Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, and an Emmy. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner, Associate Poetry Editor for Peepal Tree Books, and Director of the African Poetry Book Fund. He also serves as Chancellor Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.

The closing date of the competition is 1 May 2018. Winners will be notified by 16 July 2018; the first, second and third prizewinners will be published in the Autumn 2018 issue of Poetry London and on our website.
The prizes will be awarded at our Autumn launch reading in London in September.

Entry fees: £3/poem for subscribers  // £7/poem for non-subscribers.


For full details and how to apply visit the Poetry London website: