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5-Day Poetry Challenge

To celebrate National Writing Day on June 26th, we're running a 5-day poetry challenge via email. Over the course of five days from June 24th to 28th you'll shape up a poem from first to final draft with guidance and exercises from poet Jen Hadfield.

ARVON BLOG

Poetry competition First Prize: Jill Munro – “Iris Pupil”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Iris/pupil
 
With my eyes shut it could be easy
to believe I am white-stick blind,
hidden in the…

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Poetry competition Second Prize: Jo Matthews – “Lonely”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Lonely
 
You’re lying close enough
that your eyes are black liquid stars
and I can count the constellations…

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Poetry competition Third Prize: Joan Lennon – “Itis and Labyrinth”

18 Jul 2019 / News

Itis and the Labyrinth
(Labyrinthitis: a self-limiting disorder of the inner ear)

Hitchcock angles start the pinwheel.
My room…

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Peter Papathanasiou – My two writing births

18 Jul 2019 / Lumb Bank

I’ve had two writing births in my life: the birth, and the rebirth. My time at Arvon in 2013 was part…

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