Geraldine Clarkson wins Poetry London Competition

Geraldine Clarkson

Poetry Society Member Geraldine Clarkson has won this year’s Poetry London Competition with her poem ‘His Wife in the Corner’.

Geraldine, who appears in the summer 2015 issue of The Poetry Review, won the Magma Editors’ Prize this year as well as the Ver Prize. She was included in The Best British Poetry 2014 (Salt) and she was ‘Selected Poet’ in Magma 58. She was a Writers’ Centre Norwich Escalator winner in 2011 and she was shortlisted in the Arvon International Poetry Competition in 2010. She has two poems in This Line is Not for Turning: An Anthology of Contemporary British Prose Poetry (Cinnamon Press). She is currently working on her first collection.

Second Prize went to Jamie Walsh, and third to Paul Carney. Poetry Society Member Mark Haworth-Booth is among the Commended Poets. This year’s judge was Glyn Maxwell.

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