Poetry (20 lines) Long List

Poetry (20 lines max): Long List (Top 20)

Top 20 Poetry Entries
(titles listed in no particular order)

Death Hasn’t Touched You Yet

How Do You Measure Almost

I Saw a Grasshopper Poo

In the Bathroom

The Newsagent, The Gardener, and The Railwayman

Rocking Chair Song


Sunrise Run Club

Native Title

In Comic Relief


No Guarantees in a Truth

How every day begins (your whole life)

The Old Milking Cow

The Bat Cave



Swan’s Wings

The thing under my seat

Willingness to be seen

Congratulations to those talented 20 who made the long-list. The standard of entries was really high, lots of brilliant work. There were 604 entries in total (including Bursary and 50% Discounted categories).

The announcement of the shortlist of 10 will happen on the News page next week. So, pop back to see which poems made the cut. 

The NEW Plaza Poetry Prize (60 lines) is open to enter. Judged by Tim Liardet. 1st prize: £1,000. Deadline: 29th Feb 2024.