Zoological Society of London competition
Four contemporary poets are featured on Saturday lunchtime. Fiona Sampson, is editor of Poem magazine, former editor of Poetry Review and has been nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prize for her own work. Her most recent collection of poems, Coleshill, offers a “stunning engagement with both sensation and locale, and perhaps most importantly the rural environs in which much of it is rooted.” Pascale Petit was featured on this site a few weeks ago and is the author of six collections of poetry, including Fauverie (Seren, 2014), The Zoo Father (Seren, 2001) and What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo (Seren, 2010), shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize, Wales Book of the Year, and named as a book of the year in the Observer. Ruth Padel is a renowned poet and non-fiction author, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, of the Zoological Society of London and a member of the ZSL Council. Her poetry collections includie Soho Leopard (Chatto, 2004) and The Mara Crossing (Chatto, 2012), as well as the novel Where the Serpent Lives (Abacus, 2011).
Niall Campbell is a poet originally from South Uist in the Western Isles. He received both an Eric Gregory Award and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship in 2011, winning the Poetry London Competition in 2013. His pamphlet, After the Creel Fleet, was released in 2012 by Happenstance Press, whilst Moontide, his first collection, was published by Bloodaxe earlier this year.For the inaugural ZSL Poetry Competition the theme is conservation. The competition is open to all ages but entrants must enter in their age category.
The inaugural ZSL Poetry Competition theme is conservation. The competition is open to all ages and closes Sunday 12 October 2014.