Battered Moons
Poet ​Cristina Newton started the Battered Moons Poetry Competion in 2009 as a way of encouraging and discovering poetry talent in Swindon. It was supported by Swindon Artswords and the Swindon Festival of Literature. The competition has now grown into an important National event and attracts many entrants and interest from around the country. The 2017 judge is Malika Booker .