Ben Folds: Poetry Competition

We’re collaborating with the one and only Ben Folds on a spontaneously composed piece of music – but we need your help!

Send us an original poem – between 2 and 6 lines – on anything you like. About your pet. Your worst break-up. Your favourite composer. Your new sourdough obsession. You name it.

We’ll choose one poem for Ben Folds and our musicians to use as their lyrics as they compose on the spot. The results will be captured and shared via Facebook and our website in August.

Entries close are now closed. The winner will be announced on 30 July.

Terms and Conditions

  • Entries must be submitted via the form above
  • Poems to be between 2 and 6 lines
  • Poems must be original works
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