HAMPSHIRE POET FOR 2012
Hampshire County Council is hosting a competition to award a local poet with the honorary title of 'Hampshire Poet for 2012'
Following on from the success of their biennial poet laureateships they are launching a search to appoint a Hampshire Poet for 2012.
The winning Poet receives four paid commissions to commemorate local projects and activities during the year. As well as being a talented poet the winner should be a confident speaker and advocate for the pleasures of reading and writing.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the cultural life of the county.
- The competition is open to those living, working or studying in Hampshire County Council governed areas, aged 18+.
- Entrants must send the completed entry form, two poems from their portfolio plus a short personal statement of what they can bring to and gain from the experience.
- The successful poet will be announced as the winner in the New Year.
Launched on Thursday 6 October, National Poetry Day 2011
Apply online or send your entry to
Angela Hicken, Literature Development Officer
Mottisfont Court, High Street, Winchester SO23 8ZF
Closing date is Friday 9 December.
Photograph of 'PoetDog' by Elysia Dixon ©Elysia Dixon 2011