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Poet of the Year Awards: Long-list revealed

Canterbury Festival’s Poet of the Year Awards evening will take place on Friday 4 October at 7.30pm at Colyer-Fergusson Hall. We have already received a plethora of creative writing with a cross range of amazing and innovative work. We are delighted to share this year’s long-list of applicants and would like to thank everybody who participated in this year’s competition. A shortlist will be revealed closer to the awards evening and we encourage all to join us for readings and prize giving at the event. Tickets are free and no booking is required.

  • Nonna by Alan Royce Gleave
  • Acts 1-3 Combined by Amy McGinn
  • night night nanny by Callum Beesley
  • Fever by Charlotte Cornell
  • Mrs Plymtree Rides Again by Charlotte Cornell
  • Eurydice looking to move by Christopher M James
  • Contact by Damon Young
  • On a plate by David Simpson
  • Doctored by David Simpson
  • The inheritors by Dominic James
  • Sandy Murray’s Bull by Duncan Fraser
  • Turning Bird by Eve Jackson
  • Desire Path by Eve Jackson
  • Birds Have No Days of the Week by Eve Jackson
  • Mrs Magnificence by Eve Jackson
  • Memories of Abu Dhabi by James Leader
  • The Old Ordinary by Jo Field
  • The test by Lucy Dixcart
  • Night Light by Luigi Marchini
  • The most beautiful mummy in the world by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
  • The Minnesota Smallpox Epidemic of 1924 by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
  • Van Leeuwenhoek’s Dream of a Microscopic World by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
  • A brief guide to stuffwork weaving and embrordery/ a sung or muttered canto mouthed by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
  • Letting in Daylight by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
  • Her beads have names by Marilyn Donovan
  • Flint Triptych by Marilyn Donovan
  • St Werburgh Banishes the Geese by Marilyn Donovan
  • The Cruel Hollow Assault of Light by Matt Chamberlain
  • Remembered by Nicolette Golding
  • Umbrellas by Nicolette Golding
  • After Dovecote by Joseph Cornell by RCJ Allan
  • Her Diaries by Roger Elkin
  • Gran’s Living-Room Triptych by Roger Elkin
  • Magpie (Sidney Nolan) by Ron Ogilvie
  • Fernando lore by Royston Tester
  • Fudo in the British Museum by Vicki Morley

Sponsored by University of Kent’s School of English.