New Ecopoetry Prize – Resurgence – 2015

Resurgence poetry prizeThe Resurgence Poetry Prize is the world’s first major “Ecopoetry” award.

Three prizes will be awarded each year for original and previously unpublished ecopoems in English. The inaugural 2015 Award has been announced; further details can be found at

With a first prize of £5,000 for the best single poem embracing ecological themes, the award ranks among the highest of any English language single poem competition. Second prize is £ 2,000 and third prize £ 1,000.

Founded in the spring of 2014 by the former UK poet Laureate Sir Andrew Motion, actress Joanna Lumley, and entrepreneur Peter Phelps, the Resurgence Poetry Prize reflects the founders’ shared passion for and commitment to poems that investigate and challenge the interrelationship between nature and human culture.

Competition opens 17 July 2015 and closes 1 November 2015.

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