The Plough Prize Open Poetry Competition, 2016

Publish Date: Jun 23, 2016

Deadline: Jun 27, 2016

About the Poetry competition 

Philip Gross is a poet, a playwright, librettist and writer for children. He won the T.S.Eliot Prize 2009 with The Water Table, and Wales Book of The Year 2010 with I Spy Pinhole Eye. Recent collections Deep Field and Later dealt with his Estonian refugee father’s final years and loss of language.

Philip leads the MPhil/PhD in Writing programme at the University of South Wales, where he is Professor of Creative  Writing. His latest collaboration across artforms, with artist Valerie Coffin Price: A Fold In The River, appeared in 2015, as did a new collection, Love Songs of Carbon.

Opening 1 July 2016

Closing 31 January 2017

Entry fee: £5 per poem


1st prize £1,000

2nd prize £500

3rd prize £250

About the Plough Arts center

The Plough Arts Centre provides exciting opportunities for all people to experience a wide and vibrant range of high quality arts events both as audience and participants. Through creative partnerships the Plough Arts Centre is a welcoming and dynamic venue for artistic expression and education, responsive to the needs of the local community and a beacon for the arts across North Devon - visible and valued throughout the South West.

From our stunning rural setting we offer a varied and exciting programme of arts events and activities. We aim to entertain, inspire, educate and challenge in equal measure. Our packed annual programme includes film, live events, exhibitions, workshops and educational outreach for people of all ages, interests and abilities. We think we are ‘the largest arts centre in the smallest town’ and we know our positive impact is felt across the region.


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