We are delighted to announce that the Charm Poetry Competition is back for its third year! If you have a poem in you that's warm, or whimsical, or witty, or word-playful, it's ideal for submission to our competition. We look forward to hearing from you.
Sunday, May 29, 2022
For the second year, the entrants to the Charm Poetry Competition have helped proved our contention that poetry can be warm, whimsical, witty, and word-playful.
We would like to congratulate the six poets placed in the highly commended category, as well as the three prize-winners - Vijaya Venkatesan for ‘Boustrophedon (or, how not to write a Terza rima)’, Siobhán Flynn for ‘Tall Old Ladies’, and Kelly Davis for 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day'.
Finally, we would like to thank our judge, Polly Walshe, who was a delight to work with.
We will be back - in the meantime, keep writing!
Monday, April 25, 2022
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Tuesday, February 22, 2022
We are delighted to announce that following the success of the Charm Poetry Competition last year, we're back! Our mission, this year as last, is to challenge the notion that prize-winning poetry has to be serious. Once again, we challenge you to entertain us with warmth, wordplay, wit and whimsy.
Saturday, February 19, 2022
Friday, September 3, 2021
We hoped we'd be back in the autumn, but unforeseen problems have necessitated a delay until the New Year. In the meantime, why not check out the winning entries from April 2021 here. We hope they inspire you enough to check back with us, and enter next time!