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Exeter Poetry Festival 2017 – September 25th to October 1st and beyond – lineup announced

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Exeter Poetry Festival: 3rd to 9th October 2016


Eliza Kentridge wins University of Johannesburg prize for best debut, appearing at Exeter Poetry Festival on 5th October


Exeter Poetry Festival 2016 lineup

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Exeter Poetry Festival 2016 schedule




Q. Who said ‘to break the pentameter, that was the first heave’? A. Ezra Pound.

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Q. Who said ‘writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down’? A. Robert Frost

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Q. Who said ‘prose: words in their best order; poetry: the best words in the best order’? A. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Ann Gray judging Fire River Poets Open Poetry Competition 2013


Ann Gray, who is reading at the Exeter Phoenix on September 5th with Carol Ann Duffy, is judging the 2013 Fire River Poets Open Poetry Competition.

CLOSING DATE: 8 November 2013

JUDGE:   Ann Gray has an MA in Creative writing from the University of Plymouth. Her collections include At The Gate (2008) & The Man I Was Promised (2004), both Headland. Her poems have featured in the Forward Prize Anthology in 1995 and 2008. She was commended for the National Poetry Competition, 2010, second in the Hippocrates Poetry and Medicine Prize 2013 and earlier this year was the Poet in Residence at the Cambridge University Botanic Garden as part of the Thresholds Cambridge University Museums Project.

ENTRANCE FEE: £3 for one poem, £5 for 2 poems,  £10 for 4 poems.

1st PRIZE: £100    2nd PRIZE: £75    3rd PRIZE:  £50

Fire River Poets Open Poetry Competition 2013 details