Poetry Space Competition 2014 – UPDATE

Poetry Space Competition 2014 closed for entries on June 30th and the 223 poems were all read by Alison Brackenbury.

The top three winners are:

1st: Glen Wilson – For Want of a better word 

2nd: Robin Muers – He’s settled in quite well

3rd: Angie Butler ‘Son, you’re 42’

The top three will receive prizes of £250, £100 and £50 respectvely and complimentary copies of the anthology.

Twenty poems in all will be published in the prizewinner’s anthology and I am in the process of contacting the remaining poets including seven entries that have been singled out for a commendation by Alison.

When I have made contact with everyone either by phone or e-mail a full list of poems and poets will be published here along with Alison’s report.  You shall also be able to read the top three prizewinning entries. This will be no later than August 31st.

I would like to say A BIG THANK YOU to every poet who entered and supported the competition. Profits from the competition help Poetry Space to increase active involvement in poetry. Many of the poets I have spoken to so far have said how much they enjoy Poetry Space and the activities on offer.

Thanks to supporters entering the competition, joining friends of poetry space and buying books and pamphlets we have been able to publish five new pamphlet collections this year by Sylvia Perry, Anna Maria Mickiewicz, Johanna Boal, Hannah Teasdale and Mike Lee with three more due out in the Autumn/Winter by Maureen Weldon, Beverley Ferguson and Prem Kumari Srivastava. A full collection by Roger Elkin is also being previewed at the bilingual St Clementin Festival in France, ahead of publication in September.