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2013 Live Canon First Collection Prize
The shortlist will be announced publically on Friday 15th November.
2013 International Poetry Competition
We are delighted to announce the shortlist (in no particular order)
The Abbott’s Pond, David Underdown
The poems will be published in our 2013 anthology, which will shortly be available for pre-order via our website, Amazon and book shops.
Andrew McMillan, on winning the 2012 Prize:
'Winning the Live Canon competition was such a thrill and an honour! I rarely enter competitions but the chance to see an actor perform my poem on stage seemed like too good an opportunity to pass up- to win as well was just terrific! I never really thought I wrote the sort of poems that would win competitions but the prize really helped my career and the prize money came at just the right time for me!'
2012 Prize Anthology
We are delighted that, due to demand, the 2012 Prize Anthology has now run to a second edition. Buy a copy here.
Former Winner, Kirsten Irving, on winning the 2011 Competition, judged by Glyn Maxwell:
Winning the Live Canon competition was an amazing surprise and I am hugely grateful to the judges, organisers and actors for the opportunity to enter, to have my work considered and also to see my poetry performed on stage. It is very easy to get disheartened with competitions, and to feel that perhaps what you write is too odd to win, or does not fit into a perceived 'prize-winning' style. I'm ecstatic to be proved wrong. Live Canon are a really approachable, innovative organisation.on, focused on bringing poetry out into the spotlight, and I'm really glad I entered.