Success for Simon Maddrell and Chloe Balcomb in Frogmore Prize

The 2020 Frogmore Poetry Prize has been awarded to Ron Scowcroft for his poem ‘Greylags in Fog’. He receives two hundred and fifty guineas and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers. The judge this year was Maria Jastrzębska.

Poetry Society Member Simon Maddrell was first runner-up for his poem ‘The Snow Leopard Bites Its Own Tail’. He receives seventy-five guineas and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers.

Fellow Member Chloe Balcomb is second runner-up for ‘Blether’. She receives fifty guineas and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers.

Among the poets on the shortlist are Poetry Society Members Sarah Barr and Wendy Klein (who has two shortlisted poems).

All the poems will be published in number 96 of The Frogmore Papers in September 2020. Entrants for this year’s Prize can order a copy for the special price of only £3.50. 

The Frogmore Poetry Prize (sponsored by the Frogmore Foundation) was founded in 1987 and has been awarded annually since then. The Prize money is currently 250 guineas but the true Prize is the kudos of joining a select band of winners which includes Caroline Price, John Latham, Tobias Hill and Mario Petrucci. Many leading poets – Carole Satyamurti, Pauline Stainer, Linda France, Paul Groves, John Mole, Sophie Hannah, Elizabeth Bartlett and Susan Wicks among them – have adjudicated the Prize and all winners have been published in the pages of The Frogmore Papers.

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31 July 2020