We're delighted to see our Summer Pamphlet Choice Mary Jean Chan won 2nd prize in the Poetry Society’s annual National Poetry Competition, one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for previously unpublished single poems.
This year's judges were Hannah Lowe, Andrew McMillan and PBS autumn Choice Pascale Petit. The winners were announced on 28 March 2018 at the Savile Club. Congratulations to all winning and commended poets. Their work can be read on the Poetry Society website.
First prize: Dom Bury for ‘The Opened Field’
Second prize: Mary Jean Chan for ‘The Window’
Third prize: Momtaza Mehri for ‘Oiled Legs Have Their Own Subtext’
Seven commendations: David Grubb for ‘Inventions at the Asylum’; Paul Talbot for ‘Danube 1994’; Joe Butler for ‘AngelBat’; Jane Slavin for ‘Perishable Goods’; Peter Kahn for ‘Till It’s Gone’; Robert Powell for ‘The Telling’; Yvonne Reddick for ‘Muirburn’
Copies of Mary Jean Chan's Summer Choice Pamphlet are available to order here.