August Pick of the Month Time and You’ll Need to Act Fast!


It’s a busy September for us with the deadline for our Pamphlet Commission Competition approaching on the 22nd and National Poetry Day on the 28th – we’ll be calling out for submissions on the theme of ‘Freedom’ very soon so watch this space. Therefore, there’s only six short days to make your choice for Pick of the Month for August and it’s a scorcher of a shortlist (unlike, perhaps, most of the summer!)

No pastel pastorals for us this summer. Almost all of the shortlist below (or see the ‘Vote for your Pick of the Month for August 2017′ in the Categories list to your right on the screen) are vivid and uncompromising. They have either been chosen by Helen and Kate or received the most attention on social media.

Voting has now closed. August’s Pick of the Month will be announced on Friday 15th Sept.

The winner each month will be sent a £10 book giftcard or, if preferred, a donation of the same amount will be made to a chosen charity. In the event of the winner being from outside the UK mainland, we will make every effort to provide a reasonable alternative. All winning poetry Picks, provided they the meet the eligibility criteria, will be considered as IS&T submissions for the annual Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.


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