Tuesday, 20 January 2009


if you still want to enter the competition, the closing date is tomorrow (21st Jan), at 10 a.m. (UK time).

i am going to draw the competition entries out of something to create the ten-line poem. i don't know what the thing i am going to draw them out of is yet. it will probably be a big white bowl. i will film myself pulling out the entries and reading them, then put the video up on the blog. if i read your line, YOU ARE A WINNER!!!

about 60 people have entered the competition so far. i'm about halfway through writing up the lines of the poem on bits of paper:

Canongate sent the 'prizes' to me last week, but they never arrived. they're sending some more. hopefully they will arrive tomorrow and i can post them immediately, but there's a small chance it will be the day after or something.


cari said...

My entry was a random phrase from my novel, because I don't write poetry. So very strange to see it here in someone else's handwriting.

Brian Centrone xxx said...

But what happened to the books? Where do you think they are? See, these are the things that keep me up at night. Not war, not poverty, but lost parcels. That's what really gets my goat. I'm serious. I swear.