Spectator literary competition No. 2824
You are invited to submit a double clerihew about a well-known sporting figure, past or present.
The rules governing a clerihew are well set out in its Wikipedia entry but here are some additional pointers from the poet James Michie, a master of the form, who regularly contributed clerihews to The Spectator:
‘Clerihews, in my view, must be concise (no elephantine last line), written in straightforward English without inversions; and they are all the better for having some connection, however tenuous, with the real life or character of their subject.’
Please email entries (up to four each) to firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on 13 November.
Here are the results of this week’s challenge, in which competitors were asked to supply a poem that provides instruction or useful information.Tags: Literary competition