Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Good news everyone

I’ve won second prize in the 2009 National Poetry Competition, and last night I was at the award reception in the glamorous surroundings of the Grand Ballroom of the Savile Club to read my poem and pick up the cheque.

Helen Dunmore won first prize, John Stammers came third, and our winning poems will appear in the spring issue of Poetry Review. The judges were Daljit Nagra, Ruth Padel and Neil Rollinson.

Many poets were there, including the literary legend Michael Horowitz, who was kind enough to give me a signed a copy of POT! Poetry Olympics Twenty 05.

(It says "Carry on the baton".)

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