Josephine Corcoran wins Buzzwords Poetry Competition

Josephine Corcoran
Josephine Corcoran

Poetry Society Member Josephine Corcoran (who is The Poetry Society’s Stanza rep in Trowbridge) is the winner of the 2017 Buzzwords Poetry Competition. Josephine’s winning poem, ‘The Domestic Life of Young Film Lovers’ was described by judge Adam Horovitz as ‘deliciously funny and tender, and a joy to read aloud.’ Josephine wins £600 in prize money.

The runner-up is Poetry Society Member Julie-Ann Rowell for her poem ‘The Camel’, described as ‘a strange and funny poem, blessed with an opening so arresting that it guaranteed the poem a place in the overall longlist from the moment I read it.’ ‘The Camel’ also made it as runner-up in the Gloucestershire Prize.

Among the Commended poets is Poetry Society Member Malcolm Watson for ‘The Not-So-Enigmatic Last Words of Thoreau, the Cloud Inspector’.

Buzzwords meets regularly for a poetry reading, open mic and work-shopping session in Cheltenham.

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29 January 2018