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National Poetry Competition

Greta Stoddart: On Silence, Self-Knowledge &

Judging the National Poetry Competition

Greetings from The Poetry Society


With the deadline of the 31st of October a little over a month away we caught up with Greta Stoddart, National Poetry Competition judge for 2022, about her writing, reading and current ontological entanglements

You can read Greta’s interview here.

We take what we know for granted. But we don’t always realise there’s a context for – or around – what we know… And sometimes we come to know that we don’t know very much at all.

– Greta Stoddart

Greta is one of the three judges for this years competition along with Jason Allen-Paisant, Associate Professor of Aesthetic Theory and Decolonial Thought at the University of Leeds, and Michael Symmons Roberts, winner of the Whitbread Prize for poetry

You can read more about the judges here.


Best of luck in the National Poetry Competition! We look forward to receiving your poems.

Best wishes,

Olive Franklin
Competition Team



Jason Allen-Paisant
Greta Stoddart
Michael Symmons Roberts



First Prize: £5,000
Second Prize: £2,000
Third Prize: £1,000
Commendations: £200


Closing date

31 October 2022

Poetry Competition will help the NHS

Here is a link to a poetry competition that will also support NHS charities

That seems to be a win-win situation