Exeter Poetry Festival commemorates the First World War

On the Saturday of this year’s Exeter Poetry Festival (which runs from 26th August – 1 September 2014) we will be holding a series of events exploring the less heard voices of World War One including a presentation of work by female poets of the period, an independently produced film on Ivor Gurney, and poems by Devon school children.

We are now inviting adult residents in Devon to become part of the day and the publication we are launching by submitting their original poems.

For full terms and conditions for open submission to the WW1 pamphlet project please see the Exeter Poetry Festival website

Poems must respond to the anniversary of the outbreak of WW1, through the theme of ‘Voices and Memory’. Selected poems will appear in a pamphlet of the same title, together with writing and art created in a schools workshop held in Exeter Library.

You can enter up to 3 poems and there is no charge for entry.

Selected poems will be published as part of a limited edition pamphlet launched on the 4th October 2014 at 3pm, Exeter Central Library, as part of Exeter Poetry Festival 2014. In submitting a poem(s) you guarantee that you will be available to read on the 4th October at the library and will have previously made yourself available for an audio recording of your poem, during September 2014.

The deadline for entries is August 12th. Entries are by post only. The address for entries is:

Exeter Poetry Festival,
FAO Alasdair Paterson,
Taddyforde House North,
New North Road,
EX4 4AT.