Eve Ellis wins Winchester Poetry Prize

Eve Ellis
Eve Ellis

Poetry Society Member Eve Ellis has won the Winchester Poetry Prize for her poem ‘Haint’. The poem was originally written on Kate Potts’ Poetry School course New Definitions & Neologisms in spring 2015, and is Eve’s first published poem.

Second prize went to former National Poetry Competition winner Christopher James (who also recently won the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition), and third prize went to Catherine Edmunds, runner-up in the 2016 Frogmore Poetry Prize.

Poetry Society Member Geraldine Clarkson, second in the Ambit Poetry Competition last month, was Highly Commended, along with Jeremy Wikeley, who won the 2015 Interpreter’s House poetry competition.

All of the winning and commended poems are published in the competition anthology, Salt on the Coals.

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19 October 2016