Fourth Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2010

Posted: 30 November 2010

Despite the tube strike yesterday, the prizewinners' event for the Troubadour Poetry Prize was very well attended.

The prizewinning poems and titles are listed below: and from 6th December the full text of the winning poems will be available from, along with 2007, 2008 & 2009 winners and poems.

Winning poems:

  • First Prize, £1000: The Seabirds of Pimilico Hanker After Sapphires, Julian Stannard
  • Second Prize, £500: Boxer of Quirinal, Clive McWilliam
  • Third Prize, £250: Nest, Claire Gheerardyn
and, with prizes of £20 each:

  • The Glorious Fellowship Of Migraineurs, Polly Atkin
  • The Blow-Out, Roger Caldwell
  • A Short Chapter In The History Of Stone, Kate Foley
  • Flatmates, Stephen Giles
  • The Hospital at Night, Alex Josephy
  • Telling Tales, Maria Jastrzebska
  • The Little Mermaid Looks At The Stars, Ayala Kingsley
  • The Forgetful Doctors, Ian McEwen
  • Departures, Allison McVety
  • From The King, Nick Makoha
  • Looking For America, Paul Mills
  • Ices, Cheryl Moskowitz
  • Plastic Bags Along the A27, Stephanie Norgate
  • Throne, Kevin Russell-Pavier
  • The Bridge, Michael Swan
  • Tai Chi, Ruth Valentine
  • Domestic Confessional, Emily Wills
  • Alligator Pear, John Hartley Williams
  • Autumn At Number Nine, Mary Woodward
  • Pilgrimage, Howard Wright

Source: Coffee House Poetry

Categories: Poetry Prizes

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