Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Competition

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that my poem ‘The Branding of Elgiva’ has won first place in the Pre-Raphaelite Society’s annual poetry competition. My winning poem will be published in the spring issue of the Society’s Review. The competition asked for poems inspired by/responding to the Pre-Raphaelites and their circle. My poem was aContinue reading “Pre-Raphaelite Society Poetry Competition”

Young Poets Network August Challenges

Every year, Young Poets Network run a summer marathon of poetry competitions – one for each week of August. It’s an absolutely fabulous way to keep creative over the long summer. This year, I entered all four of the challenges, and with success! I was longlisted in the ‘How-To’ challenge, and I even won secondContinue reading “Young Poets Network August Challenges”

Winchester Poetry Prize

I am so unbelievably excited, honoured, delighted (and a million other positive things) to announce that my poem ‘Moon Collector’ has won the 2019 Hampshire Prize, an award for the best poem by a Hampshire poet entered in the Winchester Poetry Prize. To win such a great accolade in the city where I was bornContinue reading “Winchester Poetry Prize”