Friday, 8 October 2010
John Lennon 70th Birthday Poetry Competition
Readers of this Poet-in-Residence blog may recall that Beatles Story invited entries for a poetry contest to celebrate the life of John Lennon. He would have been 70 years old tomorrow had he lived. I'm pleased to see that google is already in party mood. Today's email from the organisers, appropriately sent on the day of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Award, informs contestants that their entries, slightly delayed due to the large number and the overall high standard, are now with Britain's poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy for final judging. I know that some of my regular correspondents have entered and I wish them luck. It will be a wonderful thing for all of us who are involved in some way with Poet-in-Residence and Poetry2010 if a reader of these pages, they are in the main unknown and unrewarded poets but some are not without considerable talent, should receive a prize or make it into the Beatles Story anthology. Good luck to you all!