Member Jack Stanley has been shortlisted for the 2015 Bridport Poetry Prize, judged by Roger McGough. Jack was also shortlisted in 2008. Full results will be announced on the website shortly. Congratulations Jack!
Member Sarah Doyle’s poem Unholy has won the William Blake Poetry Prize, a competition organised by the Big Blake Project and the University of Chichester, and judged by George Szirtes.
Sarah Doyle was one of the finalists in the Mslexia poetry competition, with her poem The Scots Girls of Great Yarmouth, which will be published in the magazine’s autumn edition.
Member Jonathan Totman’s poem Ghost has won third prize in the McLellan Poetry Competition, judged by Simon Armitage. The competition attracted over 1400 entries from all over the world. You can read Jonathan’s poem and the other prizewinning entries here.
Valentina Kotsuba, who recently joined the Highgate Poets, has received a ‘special mention’ in the David Burland Poetry Competition for her poem To Marina Tsvetaeva. The poem will feature in an anthology due for publication in 2016.
Anne Ballard’s poem Paternal Relations has won first prize in the 15th Poetry on the Lake International Competition. Celebration to be held at Lake Orta, North Italy on 9th to 11th October 2015.
Member Mary Hastilow’s poem Anselm Kiefer was shortlisted in this year’s Wenlock Poetry Festival International Poetry Competition. Judged by Imtiaz Dharker, the competition received over 500 entries. Find out more and read the winning entries here.
Member Norbert Hirschhorn’s poem ‘Even If He Can’t Answer Maybe He Can Hear You’ has been commended in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine. The prestigious annual competition was judged this year by poet Rebecca Goss, author and doctor Theodore Dalrymple and psychiatrist Femi Oyebode, and attracted entries from over 30 countries. Norbert will read his poem at an awards ceremony in London on 22nd May, when the winner will be announced. You can read more about the shortlisted and commended entrants on the competition website.
Member Norbert Hirschhorn has been on a roll: Highly commended in the Torriano Poetry Competition; Two poems accepted by South Bank Poetry (spring issue); One poem published in Jewish Renaissance (winter issue (UK); A poem accepted into an anthology “Poems for a Liminal Age” (SPM publications, UK); Three poems accepted by Horror Zine (summer issue, on-line, USA); A poem in Blithe Spirit (British Haiku Society, winter issue).
Goodness! Well done, Norbert!