“And the Winner Is….”


The winner of the Waltham Forest Poetry Competition has been chosen and will be announced at our awards ceremony next week. Thursday 14 November, 7pm, One Hoe Street E17. Free entry. Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/events/407622983524058/

We’ll be awarding £900 to our winners who hail from Waltham Forest and beyond. Prizes will be given in three categories: Adult, Young Poet, and Waltham Forest poets. Our judge, Graham Clifford, will be dishing out the prizes and will perform alongside hip hop artist, Kitch www.kitchofficial.co.uk. All our winning poets will be reading their poems on the theme of ‘Where I’m From’, and there’s an open mic on the same theme for everyone to join in with (or just bring any poem to read, on any subject).

Graham Clifford: ” This was great fun. Oh, the power!!! As I suspect is often the way, the prize winning and commended poems all have remarkable qualities, making judging very difficult. Style, voice, humour, humanity and a different or nuanced way of seeing and communicating experience – be that actual or imagined – are all in evidence at a high level.”

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