Transition Poetry

Transition Leytonstone in East London are running a poetry competition for all ages. Entrants are asked to write a poem containing one or more transition themes, for example:

  • peak oil
  • climate change
  • local food
  • resilient, sustainable, supportive local community
  • the great turning (the big change)
  • reskilling
  • living with nature

Since young children may have difficulties in grasping the full meaning of some of these themes, it is recommended that they focus their efforts on `local food’ and `living with nature’.

There are 3 age categories for entrants:

Junior: 6-11
Senior: 12-17
Adult: 18+

Transition are looking for work that shows a strong ability to communicate Transition issues through the medium of poetry. All entries to be emailed to by 11.59 pm on June 30th.

Prizes will include signed eco poetry books, children’s seed packs and vegetable seedlings.

The judging panel will include 2 members of Transition Leytonstone, a member of Leytonstone Poetry Society, and 3 eco-poets.

Winners and runners-up will be invited to read their work at ‘Songs of the Earth’, the Leytonstone Festival Eco-Poetry Event. This event will take place at the Quaker Meeting House in Bush Road, London E11 3AU on Friday 23rd July. Doors open at 6.15pm, vegan refreshments will be served.

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