Poetry Society Member Geraldine Clarkson won second prize in this year’s Ambit Poetry Competition for her poem ‘Nuala, Nuala, Nightwatchman’s Daughter’, with a number of Members among the runners-up: Majella Kelly, Yvonne Reddick, and Lesley Saunders (for two poems).
Geraldine was the winner of The Poetry Society’s Anne Born Prize in 2015, was commended in the 2015 National Poetry Competition and has been hugely successful in poetry competitions over the last few years.
The poems were judged by Sarah Howe, who will co-edit the winter issue of The Poetry Review, and David Gaffney. The 1st Prize in poetry has been withdrawn over poem ineligibility.
Third Prize goes to Andy Powell for ‘Whetted Appetite, Whetted Knife’.
All eligible winning entries will be published in Issue 226 of Ambit, out at the end of October.
1 September 2016