2023 TPP Prose Poetry Competition Longlist

We’re delighted to announce the longlist for our inaugural 2023 Prose Poetry Competion.

We were incredibly impressed with the quality of submission and have opted to go for a generous longlist, listed in alphabetical order.

If your poem is on the list, congratulations! Feel free to share the good news, but please don’t mention the name of your poem as adjudication is still underway.

Thank you to everyone who submitted work. There were many great pieces that didn’t make the list simply because they strayed too far into traditional poetry or flash fiction territory for our adjudicator.

Our shortlist will be announced by 15 November and winners will be announced by 30 November.

Congratulations to the authors of the following poems:

  • 2000 Years BCC
  • A Double Effort
  • A Temporal Phonology of Birdsong
  • April 2021
  • Arjuna Beholds the Cosmic Krishna
  • Art
  • Boys Like Me on Bicycles Before
  • Careful
  • Carving Knife
  • Cavoli Riscaldati
  • Chronicle of Dead Things
  • Crone
  • Death Sentence
  • Everyone falls in love with their friends
  • Facts about leeches
  • Five Breathtaking Places to Visit Before You Die
  • Fleeting Thoughts
  • Gargoylesong
  • Greenhouse
  • How to fix your shitty life
  • Human
  • Jimmy runs away from home
  • Meditation on Isaac
  • Moving Out
  • Naming the Abstract II
  • Neighbourhood Strays
  • Nurse 1983
  • Outside In
  • Pleasantries
  • Postscript from the Crematorium
  • Pub #6
  • Rocket Science Meet Mammogram
  • Roller Coaster Care
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Salmon
  • She smelled of grass
  • Shorts
  • Snow Poem
  • Something in Between
  • The Bagworm
  • The End
  • The Magician
  • The old man of the marshes
  • The Other
  • The Relevance of Evenings
  • The Unremembering
  • Three Women In The Night
  • Unapologetic
  • Unknown Provenance
  • Winter with garlic

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