Romalyn Ante wins Poetry London Clore Prize

Romalyn Ante
Romalyn Ante

Poetry Society Member Romalyn Ante has won the Poetry London Clore Prize, judged by Kwame Dawes. Fellow Members Victor Tapner and Pascale Petit were among the Commended poets.

In 2017, Romalyn was joint winner of the Manchester Writing Competition with Laura Webb, and was selected for the Primers mentoring and publications scheme, run by the Poetry School and Nine Arches Press. In the same year, she was a winner of a Creative Future Literary Award – the UK’s only national competition for all under-represented writers, and was selected as a Jerwood/Arvon Mentee.

The first, second and third prizewinners will be published in the autumn 2018 issue of Poetry London and the prizes will be awarded at the autumn launch reading on 1 November.

FIRST PRIZE: ‘Names’ by Romalyn Ante
SECOND PRIZE: ‘Children of the Revolution’ by S.K. Kim
THIRD PRIZE: ‘Heaven’ by Rose S. Hill
COMMENDED POEMS: ‘Under London’ by Victor Tapner, ‘Tiger Gran’ by Pascale Petit, ‘A Rumble in Vina del Mar’ by Jenny McCartney, ‘After Zhao Mengfu’s Bathing Horses‘ by Tarn MacArthur

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16 July 2018