Flights of Fancy Poetry Competition Finals Sunday 17th September, The Coach House, The Swan, Bradford on Avon, 7.30-10pm

Bradford on Avon Arts Festival 2017 – In association with Words & Ear

Over 250 entries of short poems from all over the world.  shortlisted poets will be invited to read their entry, which will also feature a reading by competition judge Carrie Etter.

American expatriate Carrie Etter has published three collections: The Tethers (Seren, 2009), winner of the London New Poetry Award; Divining for Starters (Shearsman, 2011); and Imagined Sons (Seren, 2014), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry by The Poetry Society. She also edited Infinite Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (Shearsman, 2010) and Linda Lamus’s posthumous collection, A Crater the Size of Calcutta (Mulfran, 2015). She has lived in the West Country since 2005 and is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.


First Prize: £500  –  Second Prize:  £150   –  Third Prize: £100

Plus seven Highly Commended and a local prize for entrants in the BA15 postcode area