Poetry Space Competition 2012 – the results

Poetry Space Competition 2012 – The Results

The competition was judged by Cheryl Moskowitz who said that judging the competition was a “highly rewarding and challenging experience”.

First Prize: Karen Harvey

Second Prize: Julia O’Brien

Third Prize: David Mark Williams

After the Show by Chris Sims

Highly Commended:

A Voice From England – Peter Gillott

Gorilla – David C. Johnson

Encounter at the Tea Tent – Diane Jackman

Early Flowering – Julia McGuiness

Night Ride – Carolyn O’Connell

Ana’s View – Margaret Eddershaw

John – in Memoriam – Susan Latimer
Also for inclusion in the anthology:

Not Gilbert’s – Misha Carder

Criminal Record – George Stein

How You See – Julia O’Brien

Midnight Encounters – Mike Lee

Poker Man – Julia O’Brien

Ashes and Cries are Much the Same – Judy Dinnen

Dreams of Dead Woman’s Handbags – Johanna Boal

Skin of My Skin – Julia O’Brien

Butterfly Blood – Gwen Seabourne

Narcissus at the Window – Margaret Eddershaw
The above poems will be published in Words that Signify: Poems from Poetry Space Competition 2012 edited by Susan Jane Sims. Publication date: November 2012.

Many thanks to everyone who entered poems. We received 122 this year. Congratulations to all of the poets who won prizes and were selected for the anthology. All twenty poets will receive a free copy. The top three will receive prizes of £100, £50 and £25 respectively.

To read the reactions from the top three prizewinning poets, the judge’s report and the top three poems  please go to:

Poetry Space Competition – the winning poems from 2012