We are are delighted to announce our Poetry Judge for the 2024 Artemesia Arts Poetry Competition is Matt Harvey.
Poet, lyricist, and columnist Matt Harvey has been a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 since 2001 when he co-wrote and co-starred in One Night Stanza. He also served seven years as regular poet on Saturday Live, hosted two series of The Wondermentalist Cabaret and wrote and performed the adventures of superhero Empath Man.
Books include The Hole in the Sum of my Parts, Where Earwigs Dare and Mindless Body Spineless Mind, two picture books for children, Shopping With Dad and Beastie and the Boys, and two picture book for adults, Sit! and Careless Whisker with artist Claudia Schmid. With composer Stephen Deazley he created A Little Book of Monsters and The Songbook of Unsingable Songs and, with Thomas Hewitt Jones, The Same Flame and their first musical, Rumpelstiltskin.
Matt was first official Poet-in-Residence at the Wimbledon Championships (“brilliant” the New Yorker) and has been commissioned by – among others – the Science Museum, the Open University and the Energy Ombudsman. Other residencies include RegenSW (from which The Element in the Room was nominated for a P.E.A. Award) and ITM Power, that result in H Ain’t Heavy, poems inspired by green hydrogen. For three years he wrote the Desktop Poetry slot in the Guardian and later the Qwerty Something column for Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine.
The Artemesia Arts Poetry Competition is poetry for entries from 1st January 2024. The closing date is midnight (GMT) 7 April 2024.
More information on how to enter will be here soon …..
1st Prize £200 (two hundred pounds sterling) plus winning poem published in Artemesia Arts Poetry Anthology 2024 (Publisher: Mosaïque Press Chapbook series)
2 runners up £75 each (seventy five pounds sterling) plus winning poem(s) published in Artemesia Arts Poetry Anthology 2024 (Publisher: Mosaïque Press Chapbook series)
A further 25 poems will be considered for publication in the Artemesia Arts Poetry Anthology 2024 (Publisher: Mosaïque Press Chapbook series)
All poets included in the 2024 Anthology will receive 1 free copy of the final anthology once it is published
All winners will be invited to read at the 2024 poetry@treignac poetry weekend on the 6-8 September 2024 in Treignac, Corrèze, South West France
Artemesia Arts Poetry Panel
Matt will be supported by members of the Artemesia Arts Poetry Panel
Mosaïque Press is a boutique bibliophile publisher passionate about books. They love giving form to their authors’ ideas, supporting their creativity with their special blend of editorial, design and publishing experience. Their growing portfolio of poetry is published under Chapbooks by Mosaïque Press.’ They published Artemesia Arts 2023 Competition, Colours of the Moon, including 34 poems and 29 poets.
Competition – Administrator and first point of contact
Kate Rose is the competition administrator. You can contact her at #kate rose in the subject box via firstname.lastname@example.org . Kate is a published poet and has been placed in a number of poetry competitions. The 2024 competition will be the sixth competition she has managed.