20 October 2018 - 3 November 2018

 
 

POTY Pic For Web 2018

FROM ROMANCE TO RHETORIC, SONNETS TO SATIRE:

 THE POET OF THE YEAR COMPETITION 2018 IS LAUNCHED!

The Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition 2018 is now closed for entries. 

This is the 12th year of the Competition, which is widely respected and forms a major part of the Festival year.   

From the entries received about 35 poems are chosen for the long list and these are published in an anthology; copies are available from the Festival Office.  A shortlist of poems is then selected and from these the winners are chosen.  

The Competition is generously supported by the School of English at the University of Kent who donate the University of Kent Prize of £200 for the winner, £100 for second and £50 for third places, £25 for the People’s Choice and the Best-Read Poem receives a bottle of sparkling wine courtesy of the Wine Room, Tankerton.  

2018's Poet of the Year event will take place on 4 October at the Gulbenkian Theatre. More info.

 

SEE last year's winners here