Verve Poetry Competition

Verve Poetry Festival 2018 competition – details TBC

This year’s competition details will be announced in the next few weeks. Please sign up to our newsletter and follow up on Facebook and Twitter to be the first to know.

Verve Poetry Festival 2017 competition winners

Thank you to everyone that submitted poems for Birmingham’s inaugural Poetry & Spoken Word Festival’s competition. Our guest judge, Hannah Silva, who read all entries, was looking for poems on a ‘Birmingham’ theme that surprised, delighted, and offered an original perspective on the city. We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the first year’s competition are:

1st Prize – £500 – Susannah Dickey
2nd Prize – £250 – Jenna Clake
3rd Prize – £100 – Gill Learner
4th Prize – £100 Waterstones Voucher – Tessa Foley

Huge congratulations to all poets and thank you to everyone that entered! You can purchase the new Birmingham-themed anthology, published by Verve partners The Emma Press, from their website.