Tuesday 30 July 2013

Josie Turner Wins Welsh Poetry Competition

The winners of the 7th international Welsh Poetry Competition 2013 were announced earlier this month. First prize was awarded to Josie Turner for her poem 'Rations'.
Competition judge, Eloise Williams, said of the winning poem: "I’m not sure there are enough superlatives to adequately praise this poem. Stunning, touching, moving, fascinating, beautiful…The poem, succinct in form, is far larger than its lines. Revealing itself more with each reading we are given a glimpse of the relationship between three people. 'Rations' touched me profoundly and I want to read more."

Second Prize was awarded to David E. Oprava for his poem 'Sleep is Mending' and third prize went to Gill Learner for her poem 'The Moneychanger and his Wife'. Eloise also chose another seventeen poems for the ‘specially commended’ section. All winning poems and judges’ comments can be viewed on the Welsh Poetry Competition website.

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