“Tensions are escalating”. “Mow the grass down.”
Stretch past pain to find poetry, the way home.
~ Omar Sakr from 'Context in a Broken Duplex'

30in30 daily poetry commissions

Every day across Poetry Month 2021, 30in30 delivers new original text/video poems, poet reflections and writing prompts from some of the country’s leading poets, authors, spoken word artists and playwrights.

30in30 was the centrepiece of the inaugural Poetry Month and features commissions from our Poetry Ambassadors, our Red Room Poetry Fellow, Ellen van Neerven, collaborative poems from Fair Trade and more.

#30in30 daily poetry competition

In 2021, we launched our daily poetry competition, releasing a new daily writing prompt created by one of our 30in30 commissioned artists across the month of August. Entrants had 24 hours to compose a poetic response comprising of no more than three lines and post on social media.

Check out the incredible poems penned by our 3 overall winners in 2021: