Mary Jane Holmes wins Bedford International Poetry Competition

Ian McEwen has chosen Poetry Society Member Mary Jane Holmes as the winner of the 2016 Bedford International Poetry Competition for her poem ‘Last Day of Childhood’, with fellow Member Abegail Morley in second place for ‘The Wash’.

Among the shortlisted poets were Poetry Society Members Mark Totterdell, Paul McDonald, and David Smith.

The winners were announced at the Awards Presentation Evening held on 20 January 2017.

Read more – including the winning poems

24 January 2017