2015 Poetry Contest Finalists

Read the finalists for the 2015 Poetry Contest. Poets were asked to write a poem about 2015 or something that occurred in 2015.

The winning poem will be made into a movie. Winner announced on January 31st.

Read the finalists for the 2015 Poetry Contest. Poets were asked to write a poem about 2015 or something that occurred in 2015.

The winning poem will be made into a movie. Winner announced on January 31st.

Read the 7 poetry finalists:

PARIS – THE ATROCITY 13th November 2015 by Jane-Gill Wilson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/21/paris-the-atrocity-13th-november-2015-poetry-reading-by-jane-gill-wilson-read-by-maya-wolosyzn/

2015 by Adrian DeBarros
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/01/2015-poetry-by-adrian-debarros/

2015 by Dawdu M.Amantanah
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/01/01/2015-poetry-by-dawdu-m-amantanah/

2015, by Gloria D. Gonsalves
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/12/28/2015-poetry-by-gloria-d-gonsalves/

Never to old for Love (2015 Poem) by Colin Guest
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/12/28/never-to-old-for-love-2015-poem-poetry-by-colin-guest/

2015, by Danny Karl Fleming
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/12/28/2015-poetry-by-danny-karl-fleming/

Star Strider by Tricia Wagner
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2015/12/28/star-strider-poetry-by-tricia-wagner/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paris – The Atrocity 13th November 2015 – Poetry Reading by Jane Gill Wilson, Read by Maya Wolosyzn

I was given the opportunity to submit to Wildsound following the publication of ‘Paris – The Atrocity’ on the poetry festival website. After reviewing some poetry performances I thought it would be beneficial to promote my work to a wider audience via Wildsound.

Watch the Poetry Reading: PARIS – THE ATROCITY 13th November 2015:

Get to know poet Jane Gill-Wilson:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of ‘Paris – The Atrocity’ is Human Interest, Emotive, Rhyme.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

My aim is to draw the reader/listener into the heart of the subject matter. In the case of ‘Paris – The Atrocity’ I hope the poem will allow people to explore their own thoughts surrounding the tragic events, and raise an awareness of the secondary consequences of such atrocities.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I began writing poetry as a cathartic process during some troubled times in 2010.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

No, I don’t really have a favorite poet. I am very much inspired by life events and write inspirational, biographical poetry. My style is always rhyming verse. However, I have been influenced by Pam Ayres who is an English poet, comedian  and songwriter. My next book due to be published by Pegasus Eliot Mackenzie in 2016 is a humorous collection of dating stories told in rhyme.

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I was given the opportunity to submit to Wildsound following the publication of ‘Paris – The Atrocity’ on the poetry festival website. After reviewing some poetry performances I thought it would be beneficial to promote my work to a wider audience via Wildsound.

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Yes, I am a songwriter and regularly co write with other artists. I am also writing my debut novel.

Some of my songs and those of my co writers can be heard at:www.reverbnation.com/janegillwilson

7) What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is my creativity through words.  I am never happier than when I’m writing, be it a poem or a song.

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Poetry performed by Maya Wolosyzn

Produced/Directed by Matthew Toffolo

Editor/Shot by John Johnson

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Paris – The Atrocity 13th November 2015, Poetry by Jane Gill-Wilson

Gunfire out of nowhere
Bullets ricochet,
Blood shed in the city
On another Parisian day.

Genre: RHYME… Terrorism, Life, Fear, Sadness, Real, Death, Hurt, Religion.

Paris – The Atrocity
13th November 2015
by Jane Gill-Wilson

Gunfire out of nowhere
Bullets ricochet,
Blood shed in the city
On another Parisian day.
Eyes closed in anguish
As the shocking events unfold,
There is no rhyme or reason
As evil takes control.

Armed with Kalashnikov’s
On their killing spree,
Intent on ending life
As victims start to flee.
Mayhem in the city
Bodies on the ground,
Echoing explosion
Causing carnage all around.

The unfolding horror
An onslaught of war,
Is a crime against humanity
One the world abhors.
A nation now in mourning
Struggles to comprehend,
How lives were extinguished
Brought callously to an end.

Holding hands together
United we must stand,
To eradicate the evil
Infiltrating our land.
Drastic measures needed
As time is running out,
The future of our children
Should not be left in doubt.

©Jane Gill-Wilson 2015

 

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