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Poetry Prize Results 2008 | 19-Mar-09

First prize in the Poetry Collection category to Victor Tapner who came close to the top three last year. He has won prizes in several major competitions including first prize in the Cardiff International. His poems have appeared in publications such as The Rialto, Poetry London, New Welsh Review.

POETRY COLLECTION category ? judged by Clare Pollard
1st  Victor Tapner The Limitations of Artificial Intelligence
2nd  Cliff Forshaw A Cabinet of Curiosities
3rd  Pat Borthwick In Praise of Hardware Stores

Highly Commended:  Clive Eastwood Dew Point; Charlotte Gann My Soft Body; Rebecca Goss Ten Poems; Frances Anne King Eight Poems; Maitreyabandhu Wild Bees; Jocelyn Page Eight Poems; Kate Rhodes Seven Poems; Gordon Simms Map of the Human Heart; Jocelyn Simms Quarantine; K.V.Skene Cat; David Underdown Happy Hour; Sarah Westcott The Brownies? Day Out.
 
SINGLE POEM category ? judged by Clare Pollard
1st  Hannah Lowe Sausages
2nd  Pat Borthwick Sold
3rd  Louise Wilford Rattled

Highly Commended: Valerie Morton Handprints; Sheila Nichols Dream Visit; Juliet West One in the Oven.

Prose & Poetry Prizes 2009 are now launched at www.thenewwriter.com - closing date 30 November.

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