Poetry Book Awards – Top 25 Announced

Poetry Book Awards 2023

The International Poetry Book Awards 2023 organisers have announced the longlist for their 4th contest, judged by Welsh poet, Dave Lewis.


(in no particular order)

The Life Dyslexic – Philip Burton
The Celestial Spheres – David Canning
I Have Decided To Remain Vertical – Gayelene Carbis
Made of Stories – Ade Couper
I Do Everything I’m Told – Megan Fernandes
After The Flood Comes The Apologies – Naoise Gale
goat song – Dean Gessie
Grace Note – Peter Godfrey
The Maggot on Maple Street – Courtenay Schembri Gray
A Census Of Preconceptions – Oz Hardwick
my love life & other disasters – josa keyes
Our Lively Kingdom – Julia Lisella
Why We Fished – Michael Loderstedt
Mothernest – Sandy Longley
Anamnesis – Denise O’Hagan
thicket – harry owen
Helen of Bikini – Phoebe Reeves
Inside Out – Julie-Ann Rowell
House with the Mansard Roof – Frances Sackett
in the bare bones house of was – Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Reap – Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Walkways – Derek Seymour
The Two Of Them Might Outlast Me – Jeanine Walker
Unstill Mosaics – James Walton
Night Bus To Monte Carlo – Mark Ward

As well as our 25 longlist winners the judge also felt the following were worthy of mention:

A Tide Should Be Able To Rise Despite It’s Moon – Jessica Bell
Birth Mote(s) – Annie Cowell
Alive in Dubbo – D G Lloyd
Tilted Days – Shirley Nicholson

To find out more or buy copies of these great books just click the author/title above.

The Awards hope to announce their short list by mid/late October.

For more info. and to keep up to date visit their website – www.poetrybookawards.co.uk 

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