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Welsh Poetry Competition 2009 Results | 01-Sep-09

The eagerly awaited results of the 3rd international Welsh Poetry Competition 2009 were announced on 12 August. The competition was judged by Merthyr-based poet Mike Jenkins.

The winners were as follows:

1st Prize - the origami lesson by John Gallas

2nd Prize - Nan Follows the Bikers on a Day Out by Eluned Rees

3rd Prize - Rails by Lynn Roberts

Once again poets covered a wide variety of themes. From every day subjects and issues that effect us all, like love, loss, history, religion, nature and politics to more obscure subject matter like stealing the moon or making Airfix models of boats.

Some of the poets are well known in the published world but many more appear to be new voices and so the competition has again proved a great success in discovering new talent.

All winning poems plus the seventeen runners up can be read on the competition website -
along with judges comments.

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