Bare Fiction Prize 2018 - Poetry Entry
Poetry Judge: Deborah Alma
Deborah Alma is a mixed race Indian/ English woman, born in London and now living in the Welsh Marches. She is a UK poet with a MA in Creative Writing, Honorary Research fellow at Keele University & taught Writing Poetry at Worcester University. She has worked using poetry with people with dementia, in hospice care & with vulnerable groups. She is also Emergency Poet prescribing poetry from her vintage ambulance.
She is editor of Emergency Poet-an anti-stress poetry anthology, The Everyday Poet- Poems to live by (both Michael O’Mara) and the award-winning #Me Too – rallying against sexual assault & harassment- a women’s poetry anthology (Fair Acre Press). Her True Tales of the Countryside is published by The Emma Press and a first collection Dirty Laundry is published by Nine Arches Press.
“I’m ready and open to be surprised and delighted, but if I’m honest, I want to be taken up by the poem, to forget that I’m being a ‘judge’ and to inhabit the world of the poem.”
- Maximum 40 lines
- 1st Prize: £500
- 2nd Prize: £200
- 3rd Prize: £100
- 2 x Highly Commended: £25 each
Deadline: October 31st 2018
£2 entry discount for magazine subscribers.
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