Catharsis Poetry Open Call 2020


After two overwheming editions in 2018 in 2019, we are bringing back "Catharsis" open call for 2020!

"Sometimes what we call tragedy, at least in the theater, are really case histories. They're based on the central figure, and things happen to that person, and they're called tragedy because they're extremely sad. But tragedy always has a glorious thing happen at the end of it. That's what the catharsis is." - Derek Walcott

What does catharsis mean to you? If you have a poem inspired by and written on the theme of "Catharsis", you can send it to us and be a part of our Catharsis poetry open call! We want to see your works!

The writers of the best submissions will perform their works in July 2020. Venue to be confirmed.
Selected entries may also be chosen for publication.

*Do look-out for our pop-up workshops in 2019 and 2020 to get you started!*

- Only English language poems are acceptable at this point
- Between 8 to maximum 40 lines
- Open to all living in Singapore

Entries accepting from 1 Sep 2020.
Submission Deadline: 28 May 2020.
Selected poets will be informed by: 30 June 2020.

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Sep 1 - May 28, 2020
[ Sun ] - [ Thu ]
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM SGT
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On sale until May 27, 2020, 10:00:00 AM

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Poetry Festival Singapore