Barjeel Poetry Prize (English)

The Barjeel Art Foundation is pleased to launch the Barjeel Poetry Prize, an international competition that invites poets to respond to twenty works of Arab art from the 20th century.

How to respond to the painting of your choice is open to interpretation. The relationship between poem and painting could be direct or tangential; you may choose to engage with the work, the painter’s story, or to address what the art evokes in you. The conversation the poem has with the painting can challenge and/or echo it. The prize is open to all poets worldwide in six categories.

Submissions are closed for Barjeel Poetry Prize (English)

Barjeel Poetry Prize (English) is currently closed to submissions. You cannot submit at this time.