Guernsey Literary Festival


Gwyneth LewisWe’re thrilled to announce that Gwyneth Lewis, the inaugural poet laureate of Wales, has been confirmed as the judge of our next Guernsey International Poetry Competition, sponsored by Browns Advocates.

The competition is a great opportunity to have your poem read by thousands, on the move in beautiful Guernsey. The winning poets will get the chance to see their poems on the island’s buses as well as at Guernsey airport.

The winners of the 2017 competition have been announced:

Winners' List - PDF

Winners & Poems - PDF

The Winners Reading will be hosted by Gwyneth Lewis and will take place during the next Guernsey Literary Festival on 10th May 2017.

Gwyneth Lewis was National Poet of Wales from 2005-06, the first writer to be given the Welsh laureateship. A bilingual virtuoso, she writes both in Welsh, her first language, and in English. She is a librettist, has written two memoirs, and has published eight books of poetry. Chaotic Angels brings together the poems from three English collections, her latest collection is Sparrow Tree. Gwyneth wrote the six-foot-high words for the front of Cardiff's Wales Millennium Centre (as seen on Dr Who and Torchwood). In 2012, she won the Crown at Wales’s National Eisteddfod.




Winners Reading: Wednesday 10. May | 6pm | Elizabeth College Hall
Tickets go on sale on Friday 17.03.

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You can read the poems of previous winners here:

2016 Winners
2016 Press Coverage
2015 Winners
2014 Winners

Sponsored by Browns Advocates



Supported by The Guernsey Arts Commission





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