6 SEPTEMBER 1997, Page 51

No. 2001: Animal crackers

The Poetry Society has been awarded a £450,000 National Grant from the Arts Council, as a result of which the London Zoo will have a poet in residence, whose job will include 'creating poetry guides to the zoo and its collections' and fixing poems to cages'. You are invited to fill the bill (maximum 16 lines). Entries to `Competition No. 2001' by 18 September.