Barking and Dagenham poet laureate seeked

PUBLISHED: 08:40 04 May 2013

Budding wordsmiths can enter a competition searching for the poetry laureate of Barking and Dagenham.

Last year, 250 town poetry champions were selected and had their work published in the National Poetry Anthology.

The overall winner receives a cash prize of £1,000.

Editor Peter Quinn said: “The anthology is designed to encourage writers. It’s now the biggest free-to-enter annual poetry contest in the UK.”

To enter, send up to three unpublished poems on any subject and a maximum of 160 words each, to United Press, Admail 3735 London EC1B 1JB by June 30 or visit

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