DEAD POETS SOCIETY
Huttonian occasionally lobs poems in the direction of various poetry competitions-and they generally get lobbed back in the stamped and addressed envelope demanded by the organisers. Another second class stamp down the proverbial.Usually the conditions of entry are standard -42-80 lines maximum, never been published, self published, published on any broadcast or website. And most important 'must be entirely the work of the entrant'. Scanning the Bridport Prize 2007-much as usual but suddenly I was struck by the final condition: important and underlined :Entries submitted posthumously will not be eligible
Must get on with it then. I feel a chill coming on and at my age....
Lazarus raised from the Tomb
'Raised from the Dies*
I'll have a go
at the Pries'
* Dies OE Equiv Dead-Blogg-ed (poetry
Last years Bridport Runner Up)