"We are suddenly slipping into September, & it's time for a timely reminder of this year's £5,000 top award in the 8th annual Troubadour International Poetry Prize making one of the most prestigious annual poetry 'titles' also one of the most rewarding!
"2nd & 3rd placed poets will see increased prizes & they, & twenty others, will also receive Coffee-House Poetry season tickets, join this year's prize judges, Neil Astley & Amy Wack, in reading at a prizewinners' Troubadour event, & join the prizewinners 'roll-of-honour' on our poems page.
"Last year's 1st-prize poem was by Hideko Sueoka from Tokyo; & Minnesotan Tim Nolan's 2013 3rd-prize poem is now shortlisted for the 2014 Forward Best Single Poem Prize. Tim will read here at the Troubadour on 6th October.
"The £5,000 first prize is donated by sponsors, Cegin Productions, as part of our 2014 Troubadour-60 celebrations of the Troubadour Coffee-House & its famous cellar-club's role in London's poetry scene for the past 60 years.
"Submit as many poems as you like: I'm looking forward to hearing, as always, some great poems on prize-night, Monday 1st December..."
coffee-house poetry at the troubadour