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The Timothy Corsellis Prize 2019

Now in its sixth year, The Poetry Society's Timothy Corsellis Prize is once again calling for young poets' responses to poets of the Second World War.

These poets are: Keith Douglas, Sidney Keyes, Alun Lewis, John Jarmain, Henry Reed, Anna Akhmatova, Gertrud Kolmar, Günter Eich and Timothy Corsellis. This year we are also pleased to add acclaimed Hungarian poet Miklós Radnóti to our list of poets. In the 75th anniversary of the Normandy D-Day Landings, Keith Douglas, who fought and died during the Landings, may be of particular interest.

There will be a first, second and third prize winner, and several commended poets. The first prize winner will receive £100 book tokens; second and third prize winners will win £50 book tokens. All winners and commended poets will receive poetry books and goodies, and publication on Young Poets Network. The first prize poem will be published in The Poetry Society’s quarterly paper Poetry News.

Anyone aged up to 25 (inclusive) is eligible to enter for free.