Saturday, 20 June 2009

Everything's Political

Hold the banners high for political poets

‘Living in 21st century Yorkshire’ is the theme of a political poetry competition held as part of the annual Raise Your Banners Political Song & Book Fair.

Poems entered to the competition must be original, unpublished works no longer than 50 lines long. The deadline for entries is 1st September 2009. Poems should not identify the author. Full details must instead be supplied on a separate page, providing full name, address, email, telephone number and the title of the entered poem.

Entry is free and two copies of submitted poems must be supplied. The address for submissions is: Raise Your Banners Poetry Competition, c/o Bradford Resource Centre, 17-21 Chapel Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 5DT. Poems can also be submitted as email attachments to ‘Poetry competition’ must be entered on the subject line.

The winners and runners up will be notified by post by the 1st October 2009. Winning poems are to be displayed during the book and song festival, as well as in the festival programme. Furthermore, if there is sufficient demand then they will be compiled for publication as an anthology. The winning poets will also be asked to read their entry during the festival.

Raise Your Banners Political Song & Book Fair will take place at St Peter’s House, Forster Square, Bradford from the 6th to 8th November 2009. For further information visit:


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