Sunday, 21 August 2016

Kubla Khan / Imaginary Worlds Poetry Competition

In this the bicentenary of the first publication of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Kubla Khan, the Friends of Coleridge invite poets to enter poems for a prestigious celebration of this visionary poem under the theme, “Imagined Worlds”.
Winning poems will be published in The Coleridge Bulletin, the internationally distributed publication dedicated to furthering the understanding of Coleridge and his powerful influences on poetry and thought. 
The Awards Night will be held at CICCIC Taunton on Coleridge’s Birthday, 21st October 2016.
Fee: Adult (18+), entries £5.00 for first poem. £3.00 for up to two subsequent poems.
Young Person’s (10-17), entries free of charge for up to three poems.
 You can enter up to three poems. The length of each must not exceed 40 lines.
Adult First Prize £500. Two Runners up: £200 each
Young Person’s First Prize £75. Two Runners up  £25 each
Gregory Leadbetter. Gregory is a well-known poet and lecturer, and Vice-Chair of the Friends of Coleridge.
Liz Cashdan. Liz is a poet who has written a sequence based on Coleridge and his circle.  Her most recent collection is Things of Substance: New and Selected Poetry (Five Leaves 2013).
Ian Enters. Ian is a poet with three publications to his name; translator of Anglo-Saxon poetry and performer at the British Museum; novelist with two novels published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson; and dramatist of musicals and opera. He was until recently Chair of the charity Reading Matters.
Deadline for entries5pm Wednesday 31st August
Enter online only. Full details, rules and how to enter can be forund on the Friends of Coleridge website here:

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