Clean sweep for Poetry Society Members: Battered Moons won by Julia Webb

Julia Webb, Credit Martin Figura
Julia Webb, Credit Martin Figura

The top three places in this year’s Battered Moons Poetry Competition have been taken by Poetry Society Members with Julia Webb winning for her poem ‘We is in the bank’, with all bar one of the Commended poets being Society Members too.

The competition was judged by Jacob Sam La-Rose and Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton with over a thousand pounds in prizes. All three winning poems and four commendations will appear in the
Battered Moons Poetry Pamphlet 2018.

1st Prize
‘We is in the bank’ by Julia Webb

2nd Prize
‘Bandit’ by Julie-ann Rowell

3rd Prize
‘A Barista tells of his broken marriage’ by Janice Booth

Commended
‘You Can’t Break Up with a Rapist’ by Jane Burn

‘Boat Trip’ by Peter Iveson

‘St Ives’ by Chris Tuohy

‘The Woman who Mutilated My Mother’ by Nicola Daly

The Battered Moons Poetry Competition started nine years ago. It has had a privileged trajectory, with the collaboration of guest judges Martin Malone, Lesley Saunders, Michael Symmons Roberts, Alice Oswald, David Morley, Pascale Petit, Daljit Nagra and Malika Booker.

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14 November 2018