Brighton & Hove Arts Council Poetry Festival and Competition 2017

Poetry Competition. July 15 - Oct 15. £1,000 First Prize.
Poetry Festival featuring Carol Ann Duffy at the Old Market, Hove, BN3 1AS November 18th 2017.
Poetry featuring Hammer & Tongue
Poetry Competition
Festival with Music featuring John Sampson

The Poet Laureate - Carol Ann Duffy

The Old Market in Hove, BN3 1AS

500-capacity cultural venue with rehearsal spaces, production facilities, art galleries and a bar.
Carol Ann Duffy
Dame Carol Ann Duffy DBE FRSL (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT person to hold the position. Her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985), winner of a Scottish Arts Council Award; Selling Manhattan (1987), which won a Somerset Maugham Award; Mean Time (1993), which won the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Rapture (2005), winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize. Her poems address issues such as oppression, gender, and violence in an accessible language that has made them popular in schools. (Wikipedia)
John Samson
John A Sampson is an Edinburgh-based professional musician, composer and actor with his classical and jazz performance skills being highly regarded. He is also well-known for his collaborations with poets.
[Illdy] - Attila the Stockbroker
He is Brighton's very own punk poet. In his own words he describes himself as political, personal and poignant. His poems are anarchic and nail their targets. There should be plenty of material for Attila at the festival.
Hammer and Tongue
The UK's poetry slam people, making new champions and promoting the best in touring Spoken Word. They have been reviewed as reinventing the medium for the hip hop generation!