Nature and place poetry competition 2018

goldfinch-wide-1The Rialto working with the RSPB, BirdLife International and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative

Poems are invited that deal with any aspect of nature and place – these terms will be given a wide interpretation by the judge, Michael Longley.
Closing Date March 1st 2018


1st prize – £1000
2nd prize – £500
3rd prize – A place on a creative writing course
at Tŷ Newydd Writing Centre in 2018

Two additional prizes

A personal tour with Mark Cocker of his most cherished wildlife places in East Anglia.
A personal tour with Nick Davies of his beloved Wicken Fen to learn about his research there.

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Troubadour Poetry Prize – enter by Monday 16th October!

Just a few days to go, & five good reasons for entering the annual Troubadour International Poetry Prize this year:
  • £3,500 in total for top three prizes (see full details below)plus subscription prizes from high-profile poetry magazine sponsors, plus Troubadour restaurant prizes
  • quickest turnaround – just 5 weeks from deadline (Oct 16th) to contacting winners (Nov 20th, a week before prizegiving), tying up your poems for the shortest possible time
  • fairest judging – our judges read all poems submitted, no sifters, no shortlisters
  • read at the Troubadour – the chance to read alongside Imtiaz Dharker, Michael Symmons Roberts & 2017 prize-winners at our Poetry Prize Celebration (Nov 27th), a gala event with music from classical duo, Aisling & Julie-Anne Manning
  • winning poems are forwarded to prestigious Forward Prize for Best Single Poem 2018 (see Forward Prizes
Enter by e-mail or post, full details below & on website, by Mon 16th October
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Wednesday 18 October – Mosaic Workshop

At our meeting on Wednesday 18 October, Dave Canning will be running a workshop exploring voice in poetry and the effects that using different voices can have in our writing.  Please bring a relatively short poem with you for the practical part of the workshop, either one of your own poems or one by another poet.

As usual we meet at Lion Walk Church 7:00pm for 7:30 pm.

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Launch of Against the Grain Poetry Press

You’re invited to the launch of Against the Grain Poetry Press, co-founded by Mosaic member Karen Dennison, and its first pamphlet, All the Naked Daughters by Anna Kisby. It’s at 6pm Saturday 4th November at the Poetry Cafe in London.


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Results of Stanza Poetry Competition: Walls

The Poetry Society have announced the results of the Stanza Poetry Competition on the theme of ‘walls’. Read the winning poem and the top thirteen.

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Mosaic Critiquing Session – Wednesday 20th September

We hope to see you on Wednesday 20th September at Lion Walk Church for our monthly Mosaic Poetry meeting 7:00pm for 7:30 pm.

This month is a critiquing session; if you would like feedback on a poem please bring 12 copies to share. In order to organise the timing it would help if you are there by 7:20pm or if that is not possible,  let Sheena ( know in advance that you wish to be included.

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Poetry evening Munnings Gallery, Dedham, 8th September

An evening of poetry to be held at the Munnings Gallery, Dedham, 8th September.
Readings are by Essex and Suffolk poets, including members of Mosaic and poetryWivenhoe.
We’d love an audience!


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