It’s almost the final stage of York Literature Festival / YorkMix Poetry Competition 2014.
From a total 926 poems submitted by 291 poets, judge Carole Bromley today reveals the shortlist of 50 titles.
Judging is now taking place. Winners and commended poets will be informed on Monday March 10.
They will be invited to read their winning entries at a special prizegiving event at Friargate Theatre on Sunday, March 23.
Carole Bromley will comment on the competition and also read from a selection of her work, including poems from her acclaimed 2011 Smith / Doorstop collection A Guided Tour Of The Ice House.
Tickets for that event can be purchased here or via the theatre box office on 01904 613000.
For more information about the York Literature Festival, go to the website.
Here, in alphabetical order, are the titles of poems which have made it to the shortlist.
The 2014 shortlist
A Proper Job
An A-Z Of Fruit: A For Apricots
Exit At St Mary’s
Firenze – Roma – Firenze
Hole Of Horcum. December
I Would Love Her
In The Mix
Last Night We Were Undressed By The Wind
My Father’s Hands
Naked Mole Rat Sings The Blues
Open Air Opera
Richard Jefferies On The Diving Board
Sonnet [A Deer, Lithe As A Hound, Bounds From Trees]
Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1a
Tent Hospital In Helmand Province
The Morning We Dragged The Settee Into The Garden
The Tall Cool Dude
The Vegetable Grower’s Handbook Volume ii (1945)
Thirty Three At Coneysthorpe And Henderskelfe
This Is Bonnie Scotland
Walking Through York
When I Am Old And Obscenely Rich
Why Not This
Young Woman Standing At A Virginal