The winners of the International Welsh Poetry Competition 2022 have just been announced by judge, John Evans. The contest, which was started in Pontypridd in 2007 has been running for 16 years and is the biggest in Wales.
The 2022 Competition
1st Prize Cross Words – Jennifer Hetherington (Australia)
Jennifer Hetherington is an Australian author and artist who holds a degree from Griffith University in Communications (Creative Writing and Screen Studies). Jen was delighted to have her short story “In Random’s Wake” shortlisted and published in the Lane Cove Literary Awards 2019 Anthology.
2nd Prize Ukraineing Up for WW3 – Paul Hawkes (Wales)
3rd Prize eagles nesting in oaks above the bluff – Mara Adamitz Scrupe (USA)
4th Hearing Bashō – Rod Whitworth, Oldham
5th Loop – Aldona Kapacinskaite, Milan, Italy
6th Grus – Mark Totterdell, Exeter
7th Finally – Felicia McCarthy, Rush, Ireland
8th Harold – Damen O’Brien, Wynnhum, Australia
9th The Coursing: New Year’s Day – Ann Leahy, Drumcondra, Ireland
10th On the red list – Glen Wilson, Portadown
11th Sapped – Anne Marie Connolly, Edinburgh
12th Time-lapse Footage – Thomas Larner, Neston
13th Drôle de guerre – Sally Spedding, Ammanford
14th Circles – Jonathan Greenhause, New Jersey, USA
15th On the mountain – Isobel Thrilling, Skipton
16th Filled with white feathers – Louise G Cole, Ballaghaderreen, Ireland
17th Seafront – Mike Pullman, Hope Valley
18th The powerful owl is listed as vulnerable – Denise O’Hagan, Northbridge, Australia
19th The currency of love – Steve Garrett, Cardiff
20th Killing Hares – Lisa Parkinson, Ystrad Meurig
More on the ‘Winners’ page.