The Philip Larkin and East Riding Poetry Competition 2015 now open for entries

1st Prize – £1000
2nd Prize – £500
3rd Prize – £200

Plus five commendations of £20 each

East Riding Young Poet’s Prize – £100 and FREE entry

East Riding Prize – £100

Judged by acclaimed poet Jean Sprackland

Jean Sprackland

Jean was the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008, and the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. She is Reader in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University and a trustee of the Poetry Archive, the world’s premier online collection of recordings of poets reading their work.

Closing date Friday April 10 2015

For more information on the 2015 Bridlington Poetry Festival line-up and to download a competition flier, visit or call the box office on 01482 392699

Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love by James Booth. See this schedule for links to online reviews, and to keep up with ongoing publicity generally, along with other events related to this publication.

The next AGM Distinguished Guest Lecture will be delivered on 6 June 2015 by

the Rt. Hon. Alan Johnson MP


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