Dial-a-Poem, a free nationwide student poetry competition with over £1000 in prizes*, is now open for entries!
In partnership with NTU, the AHRC, the BT Archives and the Science Museum, and judged by award-winning poet Jane McKie, Dial-a-Poem seeks poems that – directly or indirectly – engage with the idea of calling.
The original Dial-a-Poem was launched by the late John Giorno fifty years ago, and the service – via which users called in to hear recordings of work by essential and provocative poets of the time – will be reconfigured in the digital age by way of a mobile app and sound installation (in the city of Nottingham) for launch in 2020. Winners and commended poets will be offered the chance to record their poem, joining a roster of celebrated international poets.
Deadline for entries is 10 February 2020. https://crossedlines.co.uk/dial-a-poem-competition/
*Prizes will be awarded in National Book Tokens.