Poetry Society Member Jennie Carr is the winner of the Littoral Press Nature Collection Competition for A Tilt in the Year.
The judge was Adrian Green, reviews editor of Littoral.
“This collection is notable for its structure and understanding of nature and the interaction of people and nature. Too many nature collections leave out the influence of humankind and the way people both influence and are influenced by nature, or get the balance skewed. Here we have a narrative theme where the poet is an integral part of the nature, whether commenting on personal relationships, a sense of belonging or awareness of exile. The poems are unpretentious, not consciously poetic, and yet there is a freshness in the expression which does not pall at the third time of reading.”
Jennie’s poems have been published in magazines and anthologies including The Book of Love and Loss (Belgrave Press 2014), The Cannon’s Mouth, Brittle Star, The Frogmore Papers and Oxford Poetry. She won Third and First Prizes for Poetry in the Brittle Star writing competitions 2014 and 2016 judged by Mimi Khalvati and George Szirtes respectively. She’s had several poems selected for Poetry News, including ‘Dressmakers’, winter 2017.
Littoral Press holds a yearly competition for a full collection of nature/spiritual/environmental poetry. The 2018 competition is open now.
29 January 2018