lizbrownlee – poet

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Forward Prizes for my NPD Poetry COMPETITION winners


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Forward Arts Foundation have very generously donated copies of their new book for winners of my National Poetry Day Message Poem competition!

Do you have a message for the world? Get out your pencils and pens and say it with a poem!

National Poetry Day this year is on October 6th. The theme is messages, but as well as being a National Poetry Day ambassador, I’m also a wildlife poet.

So my competition rules are:

Send me a message poem to an animal, or to the world. I am imagining poems to a declining habitat, pleas from animals going extinct, apologies written from the point of view of a man, maybe an ivory hunter, to the elephant, a love letter to a llama, a note to the world, a lament message about desertification, or rainforest clearance. These are messages about sustainability.

Your poem must be addressed to an animal or part of the natural world. As long as it is a message in content it can take any poetic form.

Send your poems to lizpoet @ on a WORD document, clearly marked with your name, age (if under 18) and contact details including email address, and if they are suitable they will be posted on my National Poetry Day website:

Poems of the Day appear here.


If you would like to know more about who runs and supports National Poetry Day, and who donated these fabulous books as prizes, please go and have a look at the Forward Arts Foundation website:

Forward Arts Foundation

This year we will also be filming people reading their message poems – you never know, you may be chosen! Or, if you have sent a message poem that is posted on the message poems website, and have the ability to video yourself reading, please do send it to me, and it may be posted, or a link to it may be posted, only .mov format, please.

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