Defending the medium of txtspk Duffy cites rap and, as usual when Young ppl and poetry is discussed, Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys. Turner mentioned the Montegues and Capulets ONE TIME in a song and suddenly he’s a poet. Romeo and Juliet is A) the most famous Shakespeare play and B) on the National Curriculum can we please pick another young musician as an example that poetry is alive and well?
The competition deadline is 1 March 2012. The judges include The National Poet of Wales, Gillian Clark; the Scottish Makar, Liz Lochhead and Morag Styles the Cambridge professor of children’s poetry.