The Plaza Poetry (60 lines max) Long List

The Plaza Poetry (60 lines max) Long List

Top 20 Poetry (60 lines max) Entries
(titles listed in no particular order)

A Barrel for My Body and a Hare for My Head

An Elegy for the O2 Ogre

Secondhand High

Gazcue: Socorro Sanchez con Santiago

The First Rastaman in Space

The Things That Come For You

My Great Grandfather’s Apron Shop

The Long Before

Sea of ambition

Collectors of Urban Corpses

Tick the box that most describes you

Emendations on Red

Things Fall Down

Home Again

Speed-dating but I Sat Down Opposite a Grave-digger

The Verdict


Seven shirts

46 Years Between Februarys

Grote Mandranke

Congrats to the 20 poets who made the long list. The standard of entries was really impressive and it was difficult to separate the very good from the excellent on this competition. There were 548 entries in total (including Bursary and 50% Discounted categories).

Thanks for your patience. The announcement of the shortlist of 10 will happen on the News page end of next week. The final 10 will be published in The Plaza Prizes Anthology 2. So, pop back to see which made the cut. 

The NEW 2024 Plaza Poetry Prize (40 lines max) is open to enter. Judge: Moniza Alvi. 1st prize: £1,000. Deadline: 31st May 2024.