Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Latitude - Poems by Postcode

From the talented and strangely alluring Baroque in Hackney blog a competition from penpusher magazine. Just write a poem about where you live, any sort of poem, any length and you could win a reading slot at the marvelous sounding Latitude Festival in Suffolk, July 17th-18th. For Irish readers, it's like Electric Picnic only English.

Submit one original poem about where you live. The poem can be of any length and in any style, but must not have been published anywhere else before in print or online.

Once you've submitted a poem, you become a pin on their map. It's fascinating project.

Entry Fee: Free
Deadline: 3rd July 2009
Prize: 2 tickets to Latitude and a reading on Saturday 18th July. If you can't make it, a runner up will get the tickets and someone will read out your poem.

P.S. Photo from the National Library marvellous collection of old photos, just released in an online database. You can search for place names, people and themes.

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