Lucy Vickery

Spectator competition winners: Poems without the letter ‘e’

The French writer Georges Perec, who wrote a whole novel without using the letter ‘e’ [Sipa/Shutterstock]

In Competition No. 3159 you were invited to supply a poem that does not contain the letter ‘e’. This fiendish challenge was a nod to Georges Perec’s ‘e’-less tour de force La Disparition (protagonist: A. Vowl), which was subsequently translated, also without the letter ‘e’, by the heroic Gilbert Adair.

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