I want to put in an entry to the poetry prize in my college.
The rules seem to be as follows:
PETER DIX MEMORIAL
SENIOR POETRY PRIZE 2007
All entries are to be handed in to your English teacher, or Mr Girdham,
or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, by the evening of Thursday 29th March.
Between two and five linked poems based on or inspired by the idea of either :-
Poems should be at least ten lines long, and preferably typed. Winning entries and other strong entries will be posted on http://www.sccenglish.blogspot.com. The English Department will also give smaller booktokens to strong entries that do not win the Prize.
A few Ideas / Suggestions / Guidelines
You can treat the ideas, ‘Voices’, or ‘Pictures’ in a free way : any connection is fine, as long as the poems are connected by image, inspiration, form, situation, context. For instance :
poems spoken by different people
the same situation ‘voiced’ by more than one person
‘voices’ which speak to you
photographs as memories
poems inspired by particular paintings / photographs
The Peter Dix Memorial Prize for Poetry was presented by the Dix family in memory of Peter, who died in the Lockerbie tragedy in 1988. The Memorial, by sculptor Joe Sloan, is kept in the Library and engraved with the names of past winners.
Anybody want to give me a little advice?
Think there are poems up here I should enter?
Anything would be gratefully accepted.
Wish me luck!