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Hatchet / Hamartia

Hatchet / Hamartia

Author(s): Carmen Boullosa

Location(s): Mexico

Genre(s): Poetry

Era(s): Modern

A bilingual poetry collection in which a microwave, a fly, a soup, a football match, a train, or a child in the subway serve as pretexts to explain the tragic nature of life when death is involved. One with strong personality and the double capacity of playing with language and using it as a mirror of the Mexican reality, sometimes violent, with memorable lines and reflections of great depth.

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A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021