The Plaza Prose Poetry Long List

The Plaza Prose Poetry Long List

Carrie Etter

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


An egg, a cup of dirt, and the desire to run free

On the Day David Malouf Personally Edited My Copy of an Open Book

Anticipation of Anaphylaxis

Letter to a Lifeguard

A Survivor’s Dream

Epistle in Spring

Clean Car, Clean Soul

Speculations and Propositions on Footwear from Cordwainers Descendant


The Bullet Renames

The Scent of Rosemary

Cells Hanging From Salon Tiles

The Night Sea Defeats my PTSD Tinnitus

No Country Nursing Home For This Old Man

Tonight you are pregnant, and your fetus has a gun


How to lose empathy

While I Am Away

Tastes Like Toothache

Congrats to the 20 poets who made the long list. The standard of entries was excellent. It’s great to see there are so many talented poets writing prose poems. There were 285 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.