RARE SWAN PRESS COMPETITIONS & PRIZES
The Kari Ann Flickinger Biennial Memorial Literary Prize 2023
Celebrating poet, artist and musician Kari Ann Flickinger.
Rare Swan Press is delighted to announce the inaugural biennial KARI ANN FLICKINGER MEMORIAL LITERARY PRIZE for a poetry chapbook. With the very generous financial patronage of Kari’s partner, Bill Abney, we are able to offer the winning entry and four finalists both publication and prize to the overall value of £2500.00.
Winner & Finalists
FIRST PRIZE $1500.00 AND PUBLICATION
FOUR FINALISTS $250.00 & A LITERATI MAGAZINE PORTFOLIO
“Owl-light” Ekphrastic Competition 2021
“Owl-light” Ekphrastic Competition, from “Stories from the eyes of an owl”, by Sarah Jane Crowson
During December 2021 Rare SwanPress published the ” Stories from the eyes of an owl” booklet collaboration with visual poet Sarah-Jane Crowson. Following to the sell out to the first limited edition 25/25 , we announced a ‘pop-up’ festive ekphrastic competition, focused on Sarah-Jane’s beautiful visual poem, “Owl-light”.
Of the finalists, Sarah-Jane wrote …
“All the longlist entries were breathtaking and it was a huge honour and privilege for me, as a collage artist/poet to see how fellow poets transformed the image into something extraordinary and magical. I can’t thank Rare Swan enough for providing this opportunity for creative dialogue.“
The competition was adjudicated by Sarah-Jane Crowson and Marcelle Newbold.
Ankh Spice. LARGACTIL
Ankh Spice. MAPPING THE SECRET CHORD
Z.R. Ghani. ANTLERED QUEEN
Gaynor Kane. FROM STAGE LEFT
After Stories from the eyes of an owl
Louise Mather. STARS OF TABULA RASA
Ankh Spice LARGACTIL
MAPPING THE SECRET CHORD
Roger Hare. THE ENQUIRY OF OWL-LIGHT
One first place prize of a concertina book with six 148mm x 148mm colour-printed reproductions of collages (originals made using a mixture of analogue and digital methods) and an A5 art print on Perlino Cotton 300gsm paper, from the first print run.
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