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Spectator competition: autumnal nonsense poems

11 November 2023

9:00 AM

11 November 2023

9:00 AM

In Competition No. 3324 you were in-vited to submit nonsense verse on an autumnal theme.

W.J. Webster confessed that ‘sense kept breaking in’ to his entry, but the line between sense and nonsense is not always clear. As Anthony Burgess observed, in a review of Geoffrey Grigson’s Faber Anthology of Nonsense Verse, Mr Grigson ‘wisely evades, in his preface, anything like a definition of nonsense.

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