Prole is a literary print journal that publishes high quality, accessible poetry and prose. We aim to entertain, challenge, but never exclude. At Prole, the reader comes first but we work actively with our contributors and pay a small royalty for anything we publish. Prole is published twice a year in June and December.
Prole is edited by Brett Evans and Phil Robertson from North Wales and the North West of England.
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Ava Patel's Dusk in Bloom. Winner of the Prole Pamphlet Competition, 2020.
There's an extremely accomplished voice that runs through all these poems, tying them together and ensuring they talk to and build on one another. It's as though the reader's been given the key to a parallel universe where there are extra colours in the rainbow. The consistently engaging imagery in this gathering is also used for emotional ends. These urgent, intimate poems discover many devastatingly effective last lines.
A polished and sophisticated debut.
The Prole Laureate Competition, 2021 - results.
Many thanks to everyone who entered and also thanks to our judge, Carrie Etter.
See our competitions page to read the winners.
Congratulations to all.
Snapshot of My Great Great Great Grandmother, Missouri, 1863 by Katie Hale
Easter by Catherine Gander
Reunion after a Long Pandemic by Caroline Gilfillan
Bilbao by Ruth Yates
Taf Estuary by Gareth Writer-Davis
Weathers in the City by Kathy Pilmott
Night Out by Val Ormond
Fete Galante by Pam Thompson
Under the Equalising Night Rowland Bagnall
Fleet Salvage: Coulthard's Dad by Natalie Sorrell Charlesworth
Making a Scone by Oli Isaac
Urgent Business by Christopher M James
A gigantic kiss rowed toward him by Ruth Beddow