The William Blake Poetry Prize
We are pleased to announce that The William Blake Poetry Prize is now an annual event!
✒️Watch this space for news of the The William Blake Poetry Prize 2016 event!
The Winner! - The William Blake Poetry Prize 2015
We are pleased to share the 2015 Winning entry, the Runners up and the Commended entries!
- The Cheater - Sarah Doyle
- Money - by Luke Welch
- Be My Wife - Keiran Goddard
- Poppy - Marcas Mac an Tuairneir
- My Brave Marriage - Uģis Bunga ~ Commended
- Fearfully Asymmetrical - Peter Grant ~ Commended
- All There Is - Benjamin T. Searle ~ Commended
- By hand- David Pollard ~ Commended
- Nereid - Marcas Mac an Tuairneir ~ Commended
- Glad Day- Ross Mackay ~ Commended
- Upanishadic Poem - Maria Lancaster ~ Commended
- Rewad Samurai Poem - Juha Pekka Sihvonen ~ Commended
- William Blake - David Pollard ~ Commended
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The William Blake Poetry Prize Archive
We are pleased to announce George Szirtes short list for The William Blake Poetry Prize By Hand - Keiran Goddard My Brave Marriage - Uģis Bunga William Blake - David Pollard Nereid - Marcas Mac an Tuairneir Glad Day - Ross Mackay Upanishadic Poem - Maria Lancaster Fearfully Asymmetrical - Peter Grant All There Is - Benjamin T. Searle Samurai Poem - Juha Pekka Sihvonen Watch this space for the Winner...! read more »
In partnership with the University of Chichester the Big Blake Project is delighted to announce that George Szirtes will be the Judge of the 2015 William Blake Poetry Prize. The Prize Winner will have the chance to perform their poem on 19 September at Celebration of Blake event in London. We are thrilled that George will be there to present the prize as well as performing... read more »
Competition Rules- 2015 COMPETITION CLOSED NB- these have provided here to allow entrants of future competitor a guide to previous rule - please note however these may change, without notice, for each compition held. Closing date of the competition is midnight on September 2nd 2015 The Competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, other than Big Blake Project committee members or University Staff Poems must... read more »
Smelly baby you smell not of bad things sad things or moldy old things but you do smell you smell not of dirty things or murky things or rusty earthy things but you do smell you smell not of muddy things or grubby things or musty disgusting things but you do smell You smell of milky things silky things fresh cotton and fluffy things but you do smell You smell of loved things huggy things luscious mummy things but you do smell You smell of baby things soft skin things sweet and mysterious things but you do smell read more »
HANGMAN HANGMAN, HANGMAN, HANG IN LOOSE I GOT NOOSE FOR YOU I’M NOT GONNA DIE TODAY NOW WHATCHA GONNA DO AND HE GRABBED MY LEGS STABBED MY CHEST TRIED TO KILL ME WITH A BOY SCOUT KNIFE BUT WHEN I SHOUTED AKALA HIS FACE GREW PALER HE TRIED TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE, I SAID HANGMAN, HANGMMAN, HANG IN LOOSE I GOT NOOSE FOR YOU YOU’RE NOT GONNA DIE TODAY, SO NOW WHATCHA GONNA DO HE SAID, “WELL,... read more »
Transparency Rain that wept from the gutter last night has slowed to a glycerin drip. Now it comes, one clear tear at a time. A perfect lens capturing a whole world inside its micro-mirror, split second drop. And just for a moment, I too am within its pear-shaped prism. And just for a moment, I too am clearly seeing what isn’t there. read more »