National Poetry Competition 2014 - Commended: Tom Weir for the poem Day Trippin'; accompanying film directed by Francesca Beard and Jason Larkin.
From the judges: ''A poem that could be mere charming anecdote is raised high by its details – melting ice-cream worn ‘like a glove’, ‘bad news every hour on the hour’, clouds falling apart – until the incident echoes and aches with the whole vertiginous spectrum of parental care, reminding us how its saddest hours take the longest time to fade.'' - Glyn Maxwell.
The Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition is for previously unpublished single poems.
Filmpoems have been commissioned in partnership with Alastair Cook and Filmpoem for all eleven winning poems, and will tour at festivals around the country and beyond.