Brexit Poetry

The word Brexit can elicit strong reactions from the calmest, most even-tempered of people but it rarely inspires poetry. Now is your chance to convert your own feelings on the UK leaving the EU into verse.

Holland Park Press is running a Brexit poetry competition. It doesn’t matter on which side of the fence you stand or even if you’re still sitting on that fence. You can write about what being a European means to you, you can be angry or you can play devil’s advocate. The important thing is to touch, inspire or even frustrate the judges with your poem.

First prize is £200 and the winner and runners-up will be published online.

Poems can be up to 50 lines long. Entry is free and the closing date 31st December 2018 – so there’s bags of time to perfect your masterpiece! Don’t forget to read the full terms and conditions.



  1. #1 by juliathorley on July 6, 2018 - 1:52 pm

    I have plenty to say about Brexit, but whether I can make a poem out of remains to be seen. Free entry, though; it would be rude not to try.

  2. #3 by Alyson Faye on September 30, 2018 - 3:38 pm

    Reblogged this on alysonfayewordpress and commented:
    Here’s a free to enter poetry competition from the writer Sally Jenkins’ blog- inspired by Brexit? Feel angry, happy – tell the Holland Park Press about it in a poem.

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