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Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Bridport Prize

I'm so excited because I just entered this competition online and I've never entered this competition before.  The maximum length for a poem is 42 lines excluding title and it costs 6 pound sterling for one entry of a single poem, roughly 6 euro 70 cents.  Poems must be single spaced.  The poem I entered was written last Winter and it's been revised many times, but I bet it still needs work!  The deadline for entries is the 30th June.  The judge for the Bridport poetry section is the famous Carol Ann Duffy.  I have her collection Rapture which I enjoyed:

                                      Falling in love
is glamorous hell; the crouched, parched heart
like a tiger ready to kill; a flame's fierce licks under the skin.
Into my life, larger than life, beautiful, you strolled in.

from You, Carol Ann Duffy

I've spent hours today working on my poetry and I've been so happy doing it.  Some would say that I need to get a life or join a support group.  I did stop to eat, take exercise and drink coffee. 


  1. Good Luck. I am so impressed that you also ate, exercised and drank coffee. I never manage that.