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Poetry Competition 2022 Deadline Looming

It’s a little over a week to go before the deadline of our annual poetry competition, but that means there’s still plenty of time to enter. If you’ve a verse hiding a drawer, an ode to a favourite pet, a … Continue reading

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Double Book Launch for Hay Writers’, Mark Bayliss

On a weekend where we’ve all ‘gone to ground’ under the blustering sway of Storm Eunice, Hay Writers’ Circle Secretary, Mark Bayliss is celebrating the launch of not one, but 2 incredible new books – Rare Earth and Valley Noir … Continue reading

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Judge and Details Announced for Hay Writers Poetry Competition 2022.

*STOP PRESS* Submissions are now invited for our annual Poetry Competition and we are delighted to announce the Judge for 2022 is Dr Jack McGowan, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Head of Department of English, Media & Culture at … Continue reading

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Poems by our 2021 Prize Winners – Ojo Taiye, Stewart Roberts and Ange Grunsell

We are delighted to showcase some of the work by our 2021 Poetry Competition winners. Ange Grunsell secured Third Prize with a poem inspired by time spent olive picking in Palestine with the Zaytoun, a Community Interest Company and social … Continue reading

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Nigerian Poet, Ojo Taiye, Wins 2021 Hay Writers Circle Poetry Competition.

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2021 Annual Poetry Competition as judged by the wonderful Melanie Prince (ably assisted by Chris Prince), of The Poetry Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye. This year we had a deluge of entries and we … Continue reading

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More Exciting Poetry News!

We are thrilled to congratulate our recent judge for the 2020 Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction, Kandace Siobhan Walker, who was named winner of The White Review Poet’s Prize 2020/21. Her wining poetry portfolio was judged by Jay Bernard, … Continue reading

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Poem from Jean O’Donoghue – Poetry Competition 3 weeks to go!

From the Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition archives. The 2017 winning poem as judged by Christopher Meredith. Remembrance by Jean O’Donoghue I’ll slide between them breathing frost and consternation Mondays and Thursdays other nights I’ll place grit within soft folds … Continue reading

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2020 Poetry Competition – Results Announced.

The winners of the 2020 Hay Writers’ Circle Poetry Competition are: First prize –  Emma van Woerkom  – ‘Blackberry Seed’ Second prize – Angela Grunsell  – ‘Autonomy’ Third prize – Katy Stones   – ‘After him’ This year our judge … Continue reading

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Kate Noakes Announced As Poetry Competition Judge 2020

Hay Writers’ Circle are excited to announce that the superb Kate Noakes has agreed to judge our 2020 Poetry Competition. Kate Noakes is a prize-winning and widely published poet who set up Boomslang Poetry to facilitate poetry readings and workshops in the UK. More about Kate in … Continue reading

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New Poet Laureate & Poetry Winners

New Poet Laureate Chosen We are absolutely delighted to congratulate Simon Armitage on his appointment as Poet Laureate. Many of us Hay Writers have long admired his written work (heaving book shelves with signed copies are a testament to this), … Continue reading

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