Catherine Ayres wins the Elbow Room Poetry Prize

Catherine Ayres
Catherine Ayres

Poetry Society Member Catherine Ayres (Northumberland) has won this year’s Elbow Room Prize for poetry with her poem ‘Silence’. Catherine was third in last year’s inaugural competition, and recently commended in both the Hippocrates and Manchester Cathedral poetry prizes.

Second was Mara Adamitz Scrupe (USA), commended in last year’s National Poetry Competition, and third was Poetry Society Member Maria Isakova Bennett (Liverpool), who was second in the 2016 Red Shed Poetry Competition.

Among the shortlisted poets were Poetry Society Members Julia Webb and Mary Gilonne.

Elbow Room, launched in 2012 by As Yet Untitled, is an on-going series of art journals and live events celebrating art in all guises. The Elbow Room Prize night will be hosted at the Roz Barr Architects Gallery on 19 November.

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4 October 2016