Philip Burton wins Wildlife Words Poetry Competition

Philip Burton

Poetry Society Member Philip Burton has won the Wildlife Words Poetry Competition, organised by the Barn Owl Trust. Among the Highly Commended poets are Poetry Society Members Anthony Watts, Eleanor Vale and Phil Hawtin.

Philip is the author of His Usual Theft, available from Indigo Dreams.

The competition invited entries for a poem on a theme of Wildlife/Conservation, with all profits helping to provide care for wounded birds. The judge was the winner of the 2015/16 competition, Mary Woodward.

1st prize – Raven in the Margin – Philip Burton
2nd prize – The Owl – Desley White
3rd prize – She Cracks the River’s Belly -Virginia Griem

Highly commended:
Rooks – Anthony Watts
Sky Dancer – Peter Branson
Sighting – Eleanor Vale
Poem of the swallow – Virginia Griem
Remake me as a harrier – Tim Ellis
Titchwell Marsh – Haibun – Phil Hawtin

Wildlife Words, containing all of the winning and commended poems and a selection of others are available to purchase from the Trust.

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26 September 2017