Sheila Aldous Wins The International Poetry Competition!

Huge congratulations to Sheila Aldous, who takes top prize in the 2020 contest! A fantastic poem, Sheila also came 4th with another fabulous entry.

The 2020 Winners:

1st Prize        THE DEBT DUE – Sheila Aldous (Devon, England)

2nd Prize      TO PAUL CELAN – Linda M James (Canterbury, England)

3rd Prize       UNSCYTHED – John Gallas (Markfield, England)

Full story here.


Highly Commended

4th        HIDDEN PREY – Sheila Aldous, Devon, England

5th        LISTEN TO ME I AM ODILE – Judith Drazin, Bristol

6th        CELL – Helen Cook, Maesllyn, Wales

7th        CIRCUMNAVIGATION – Sharon Black, France

8th        A KIND OF MUSIC – Isobel Thrilling, Skipton, England

9th        TOTAL IMMERSION – Konstandinos Mahoney, London, England

10th      MOTHER GODDESSES OF NETHERBY – Susan Szekely, Shipley, England

11th      MOTHS – Sheila Aldous, Devon, England

12th      IN THE GENTS AT CRAIG-Y-NOS VISITOR CENTRE – Phil Coleman, Pontardawe, Wales

13th      DELFT – Tanya Parker, York, England

14th      PRETTIEST HOUSE IN THE STREET – Rebecca Palmer, Christchurch, NZ

15th      A NUT ROAST HAS ARRIVED – Simon Maddrell, Brighton & Hove, England

16th      LIZZIE PINCHES (Grandmother’s Skates) – Chris Kinsey, Newtown, Wales

17th      WELSH BAMBOO – Mike Pullman, Hathersage, England

18th      QASIDA IN TIME SLOWED TO THE RHYTHM OF CATS – Dena Fakhro, London, England

19th      CHOSEN FOR THE SEA – Jodie Marchant, Coleford, England

20th      LARGE HOTEL – Robin Muers, Rugby, England




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