The poetry winners presentation webinar took place on the 23rd July 2021 at 6pm. This webinar was attended by:
Below is a short recording from part of the webinar. In this segment , Charlie Jackson poses the question to participants: Has poetry died in our generation? In response to this question, Dr Clarke argues that poetry will survive the ignorance of generations and Ms Schroeder advocates that to be kept alive, poetry needs to be shared.
In addition, a honourable mention went to the student below for submitting an exceptional poem, but who was outside the stated age range for the competition.
Congratulations to Dhwanee (from Mumbai) for her winning poem, "Basted Love".
Hear Dr Clarke's insightful comments, personal reflections and technical observations about the power and structure of the poem "Basted Love".
Congratulations to Khalish (from Malaysia) for his second place poem, "On sitting on top of the watch tower".
Hear Dr Clarke's thoughts and observations about the compelling poem "On sitting on top of the water tower" and how it evokes 1930s American Blues Song lyrics.
Congratulations to Charlie (from Bishop Auckland, UK) for her third place poem, "Doctor or Lawyer?".
Hear Dr Clarke's observations and reflections about the innovative and bold opening and the effective use of imagery in this entrancing poem, "Doctor or Lawyer?"
Congratulations to Flaminia (from Darlington, UK) for her honourable mention poem, "They Say".
Hear Dr Clarke's insights and reflections about how the poem "They say" makes use of strident short lines (evocative of W. B. Yeats), figures of repetition with variation and expert handling of lineation.
I would like to extend my personal appreciation and sincere thanks to all the students who sent poems to us for our Creative Project, Poetry For Our Times competition. Here at ETA we have enjoyed reading and discussing your poems, and we sincerely hope that you continue to read poetry and to write your own poetry and to ultimately explore poetry's connection to ourselves and the world around us.