A line drawing of the Liver Building with colourful painted clouds. Liverpool Poetry Prize celebrating neurodiversity

Liverpool Poetry Prize returns for 2023: £1,000 top prize up for grabs

The Liverpool Poetry Prize - celebrating neurodiversity and judged by Brian Patten - is back

The Liverpool Poetry Prize is returning for 2023, with a £1,000 star prize up for grabs.

Following our highly popular competition last year, 2023’s Liverpool Poetry Prize will celebrate neurodiversity.

Poetry unites us all, and whether you are writing from lived experience of neurodivergence or distilling your thoughts on a neurological condition, we want to hear from you!

Categories for the Liverpool Poetry Prize 2023

For 2023, the Liverpool Poetry Prize has two categories:

  • UniVerse: open to anyone in the UK aged 18 or over, writing on any subject.
  • NeurodiVerse: for a poem about a neurological condition, neurodiversity or neurodivergence.

We are pleased to announce that the ground-breaking Liverpool-born poet Brian Patten will be judging this year’s shortlisted poems.

Entries to the Liverpool Poetry Prize 2023 have now closed, with judging underway.

The winning poems will be read at The Brain Charity’s Midsummer Poetry Night

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to read their poem at The Brain Charity’s Midsummer Poetry Night event, held at our centre in Liverpool on Friday 23rd June at 7pm.

The winning poems in each category will be announced on the night, and the overall winner will receive a prize of £1,000.

Shortlisted entrants will receive one free ticket to the evening.

Poet Brian Patten
Poet Brian Patten will be this year’s judge

Get in touch

If you have any questions, or are interested in sponsoring the Liverpool Poetry Prize, please email poetryprize@thebraincharity.org.uk

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Published: 30 January 2023