Verve Poetry Competition

Verve Poetry Festival 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 this 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

Verve and The Emma Press are currently making decisions on the full line up of the new Birmingham-themed anthology, which will launch at Verve.

For now, huge congratulations to all poets and a thank you to everyone that entered!