We are reaching the final few weeks for budding writers to craft a Twitter micropoem. The challenge sees creative entries focused on the theme of the ’science around us’.BAFTA-nominated poet and writer Lemn Sissay - our former Chancellor who holds an honorary chair of creative writing at our University - will be one of three judges considering entries.
How to enter
Entries will need to combine a vast and thought-provoking topic with a strict 280-character Twitter limit.
The competition is open to everyone, and entrants can submit their micropoem via Twitter using the hashtag #micropoem23. People can also submit their poem by email with the same 280-character limit, including the hashtag.
The competition will close on Wednesday, 21 June. Lemn and fellow judges John McAuliffe, Professor of Poetry and Director of Creative Manchester, and Manchester-based poet and critic Maryam Hessavi, will then deliberate over the submissions.
The writer of the judges’ favourite poem will win a prize of £500, while two runners-up will receive £250 each. There will also be an under-18 first prize of a £25 book token.