The Festival’s Local competition was judged by Liz Diamond. Liz will announce the results, present the prizes, and invite the winners to read their successful poems. Open competition Judge Pascale Petit will invite short-listed poets from the 2018 Teignmouth Poetry Festival Competition to read their entries. She will announce the results and present the £850 in prizes.
FOLLOWED BY READING - PASCALE PETIT
Pascale Petit has published seven poetry collections, the most recent is Mama Amazonica (Bloodaxe, 2017) set in both a psychiatric ward and the rain forest. The latter has become, she says, an asylum for animals on the brink of extinction. The collection celebrates the beauty of the wild – whether in the mind or in the natural world – and draws on her travels in the Peruvian Amazon.
Pascale has the distinction of having been shortlisted four times for the TS Eliot Prize. Other awards include the Manchester Poetry Prize and a Cholmondeley Award. Her work has been translated into several languages and selected as Books of the Year by the TLS, TheIndependent and The Observer.
8:30pm to 10:00pm
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