Poetry Space Competition 2021- the results

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

I am pleased to announce that judging has been completed, our lovely judge and award winning poet,  Rosie Jackson read all entries and really enjoyed the process.

Please check out the Poetry Space Competition page to read the top three poems. Congratulations to everyone on the list and thankyou so much to all who supported this competition by sending in your poems.  This is so much appreciated. Poetry Space is run for love of poetry, not for profit and any profits made help us to continue publishing new work and giving more poets the attention their work deserves. Moira Andrew’s long awaited Poet in the Kitchen is now with the printer, Kaye Lee’s debut pamphlet collection, A Gum Tree in a London Garden, came out at the end of October and several other books have been published in the last year including, Locked Down, an anthology of poems, diary extracts and artwork from the 2020 pandemic. None of it would be possible without your support. 

Ist Prize

Wren – Cheryl Pearson 


2nd Prize

Lute – Wendy Klein



3rd prize

In Italy – Jeff Skinner 


Highly Commended

The Shape of Our Lives – Mary Anne Smith Sellen 

The next day in the flat kitchen – Olivia Tuck




At a performance of Schumann’s violin concerto – Derek Sellen

The Drift – Ian Royce Chamberlain

Eating pomegranates for breakfast- Mary Gilonne

Lambs’ ears- Gill McEvoy

The fuzzy pelt is a garment without seams – Margaret Wilmott

Not numbers – Sue Kauth

Christina’s Other World- Wendy Klein

Ode to water – B.Anne Adriaens 

Sweet peas – Susan Jordan

The other side of the fence – Zoe Howarth

Melt – Oz Hardwick 

In the white gardens at Sissinghurst Castle – Mary Anne Smith Sellen

Seurat’s little girl – Roger Elkin

After our argument – Sharon Black

Imagining a river – Margaret Eddershaw