‘It’s not Christmas, it’s only November!’ we hear you cry. Well, we can’t help but feel a little festive as the new Twelve Poems for Christmas pamphlet is now available to pre-order.
Last year’s Christmas Poetry Competition was a huge success. Judge Amy Wack, Seren’s Poetry Editor, states:
The challenge of a successful Christmas poem is the same as a challenge of a ‘regular’ poem: both to embrace tradition and subvert it, to resist cliché. I was looking for variation of tone, manner and address, for brevity, and for a certain sparkling something, suitable for the season.
The submissions certainly didn’t disappoint. From the entries Amy compiled a shortlist of twelve outstanding festive poems, and we have combined these to create the Twelve Poems for Christmas poetry pamphlet:
‘St. Leonore and the Robin’
‘Noticing Cards While Eating Stuffing’
Sarah Rowland Jones
‘A Child for Our World’
‘On Losing my Voice at Christmas’
‘Daylight is in Short Supply’
‘The Usual Suspects’
The Twelve Poems for Christmas pamphlet is publishing on 01 December, but you can pre-order your copy now. Why not post it to someone you love instead of a card? That is, if you can bear to part with it…
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