Monday, 5 March 2018

Child's Play

For this competition from the Alpine Fellowship, you're asked to write about childhood. They're looking for something which shows, "an artisan’s humility alongside that spontaneous engagement with the work of making that rests securely upon the awareness of what Ezra Pound called ‘a live tradition’ – not as a set of limits, but as an invitation to explore, to make new and, most of all, to extend the musical possibilities of language." Hmmm. 

On the plus side, work need not be highly polished and the prize is £3,000. I have a sudden urge to explore and become securely aware ...

12 comments:

  1. Good grief! That description reminds me of something I'd read in Private Eye. :)

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  2. Is that all they want?
    Sounds challenging.

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  3. I don't understand it, so I'm unable to enter it!

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    1. I'm not sure what they're getting at either, Sharon.

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  4. Hi Patsy - I'm rather with Sharon on this ... but go for it! the money'd be worth it! Cheers Hilary

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    1. The prize is certainly tempting, Hilary.

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  5. The good news is, with instructions like this, no one will enter and we’ll all get a better chance of winning the cash!

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    1. I'm sure it will put off quite a few potential entrants, Wendy.

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  6. Thanks for the information, Patsy. Great prize, but the competition is a bit over my head! The £3,000 is about all I understood!

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