The Welsh Poetry Competition 2011 organisers have announced the winners of the 5th international competition and the overall winner was David J Costello for his poem Horseshoe Bat.
This year saw more entries than ever
all of which were read by our judge, last years’ winner, Sally
She wrote of the winning poem - ‘The
exquisite precision of these opening lines perfectly conveys an almost
surgical procedure… this is a magical and memorable work…’
The winners were as follows:
1st Prize – Horseshoe Bat by
David J Costello
2nd Prize – The Carpenter’s Daughter
by Kathy Miles
3rd Prize – Night’s spy-glass
by Moira Andrew
Sally also choose another seventeen poems
for the ‘specially commended’ section with winners from Wales and
the UK, as well as from Florida, USA and Dunedin, New Zealand which
once again marks the Welsh Poetry Competition as a truly international
event. All winning poems can be viewed on the competition website – www.welshpoetry.co.uk
‘The overall standard was once again
excellent and we had a record number of entries again this year. Overseas
entries were also up with poets entering from France, Spain, Germany,
India, Pakistan, Thailand, China, USA, New Zealand and Australia to
name just a few places. Each year the competition continues to grow
and we will also be publishing an anthology of all the winning entries
from the first five years in the coming weeks’ said Dave Lewis, competition
To get involved with next years’ competition,
buy the anthology or just keep up to date with what we are doing you
just need to visit The Welsh Poetry Competition web site and
join our mailing list, join our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter.
Competition Website - www.welshpoetry.co.uk
Competition Judge – www.sallyspedding.com
Twitter - @welshpoetrycomp
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