A film by Helmie Stil, based on Dom Bury's 2017 National Poetry Competition winning poem 'The Opened Field', commissioned by The Poetry Society.
About the National Poetry Competition
Founded in 1978, the National Poetry Competition is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for a single unpublished poem. Winners include both established and emerging poets, and for many the prize has proved an important career milestone. Read the winning poems and find out more about how to enter at poetrysociety.org.uk/npc.
The Poetry Society
The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review.