A Luton poet will have her poem published in the National Poetry Anthology after being named as one of the regional winners.
There were over 10,000 entrants to the competition, organised by United Press, and Pauline Dimwey’s poem was chosen as one of the 250 to be published in the book.
The 81-year-old said: “I am really happy to have my poem in the book, I am quite surprised that it is.
“I love writing and started writing poems in the 70’s, it is something I really enjoy doing.
“The poem is called Twitter and is about modern technology and how it affects the older generation.”
Peter Quinn, of United Press, said: “The aim of the competition is to encourage more people to express themselves through poetry and the new competition is already open for entries.
“The National Poetry Anthology is designed to encourage new writers. It has rocketed in popularity and we expect the new one to be even better.”
To enter the competition email your work to: firstname.lastname@example.org