Jenny Mitchell and Carl Griffin win Geoff Stevens Prize

Indigo Dreams

Congratulations! to Poetry Society Members Jenny Mitchell and Carl Griffin, winners of the 2018 Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize organised by Indigo Dreams Publishing. As a result of their joint win both Jenny and Carl will have new publications coming out later in the year.

Jenny was recently Highly Commended in the Poems For Home Competition, judged by Michael Harrison and John Hegley, and Commended for two poems in the Waltham Forest Poetry Competition, judged by Meryl Pugh. Carl was recently a winner in the Poetry News Members’ Competition on the theme of ‘Change’, and was Commended in last year’s Geoff Stevens Poetry Prize. He is also The Poetry Society’s Stanza rep in Swansea. 

Among the Highly Commended and Commended poets this year are fellow Poetry Society Members Sarah Barr, Veronica Aaronson, Denise Bundred, Pat Edwards, Kavita A Jindal, Peter Kennedy, Sharon Larkin, Dino Mahoney, Sue Whitmore, and Catherine Whittaker.

The Prize is held annually in memory of Geoff Stevens, whose last Indigo publication, Sleeping With You, was published just one month before he died in 2012. 


Jenny Mitchell – Her Lost Language
Carl Griffin – Throat Of Hawthorn

Highly Commended

Tista Austin – The Difference Between A Bonfire And A Campfire
Sarah Barr – How We Met
Angelena Demaria – Show Reel
Diana Mccormack – The Things You Never Believed
Rufus Mufasa – Flashbacks And Flowers
Julie Sampson – Stretch Of The Long-Tongued Humming Bee
Sean Street – The Sound Recordist


Veronica Aaronson – Still Arriving
Denise Bundred – Crux Of The Matter
Kayleigh Campbell – Lines Between Us
Pat Edwards – Astral
Rebecca Gethin – House Of Water
Jan Harris – A Chiffchaff Singing From The Sycamore Tree
Kavita A Jindal – Whisky Ballerina
Peter Kennedy – A Life In Rainbows And Birds
Sharon Larkin – Sol Y Sombra
Dino Mahoney – Did You Write This?
Sarah Macleod – It’s Time You Knew About The Birds And The Bees
Marilyn Timms – Deciphering The Maze
Sue Whitmore – Human Interest
Catherine Whittaker – In The Grip Of The Mountains

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12 March 2019