Kirsten Irving and Sophie Fenella win Live Canon Poetry Competition

Live Canon 2017 anthology

The 2017 Live Canon Competition has been jointly won by Poetry Society Member Kirsten Irving for ‘Amsterdam, 1901’, and Sophie Fenella for ‘Noah’, with Poetry Society Member Andrew George winning the Borough Prize for ‘Breakfast at Theresa’s’. 

Plenty of Poetry Society Members on the shortlist too, including Josephine Corcoran, Richard Carpenter, Peter Jarvis, Antony Mair, Geraldine Clarkson (for two poems), Alan Buckley, Emma Simon, and Sarah Wimbush.

The Live Canon 2017 Anthology is available to pre-order from Amazon, from all good bookshops, and directly from Live Canon.

Live Canon are an ensemble performing poetry (from memory) at theatres, festivals and events throughout the UK, recording poetry for radio and CDs, creating poetry installations and digital projects, publishing poetry, and working with young people to create, explore and enjoy poems.

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26 September 2017