Wolverhampton Literature Festival will be running their 2020 poetry competion in conjunction with poetry organisation Write Out Loud. The competition welcomes entries on the theme of 'vision'.
This year's judge is renowned Midlands poet Roz Goddard, who says she's partial to poems "that are unexpected, inventive, filmic with a sumptuous spread, playful poems, intense poems that make me catch my breath, poems where I get a sense of the poet firmly in their own authentic territory, opening their shoulders, going for it." So make Roz catch her breath!
First prize is £400, second prize £150, and there are three 3rd prizes of £25 each. Winning and shortlisted poets will be invited to read their poems at an award ceremony at the Literature Festival in Wolverhampton on Sunday 2 February 2020.