The 2018 Tower Competition First Prize Winner Taraneh Peryie – Video


The last prizewinner video is of Taraneh Peryie, first prize winner in the 2018 competition with her excellent poem ‘Richard’.

‘Richard’ is built on a myth that King Richard the Lionheart may have had a romantic relationship with the French King Philip II and in this video Taraneh talks about writing in someone else’s voice and imagining how they may have felt, contrasting passion with restrictions.

Read the full poem here.