First Prize: £500 – Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2019
Second Prize: £250
Third Prize: £150
Winners and seven runners-up will be invited to read their poetry at the Manchester Literature Festival event in October 2019.
The judge this year will be Anthony Wilson. He is not only a poet but an educator and a very articulate and committed interpreter of poetry, especially in his ‘Lifesaving poems’ blog and book. He brings to poetry a deep perception of what makes a poem ‘spiritual’ – its emotional impact and the meaning it creates.