Jane Wilkinson wins Against the Grain Poetry Press competition

Clockwise from main pic: Jane Wilkinson, Olga Dermott-Bond, Emma Lee, Jane Lovell
Clockwise from main pic: Jane Wilkinson, Olga Dermott-Bond, Emma Lee, Jane Lovell

Congratulations to the winners and commended entries in the Against the Grain Poetry Press competition – judged by Abegail Morley, Karen Dennison and Jessica Mookherjee (ATG editors). The winner is Poetry Society Member Jane Wilkinson and all three Commended Poets are Poetry Society Members too: Olga Dermott-Bond, Emma Lee and Jane Lovell.

Winners

First prize £100 – Jane Wilkinson for Diptych
Second prize £50 – Eithne Lannon for The Swan
Third prize £25 – Sarah Gibbons for Selkie Wives

Commended

Olga Dermott-Bond – Sonnet of swimming parts
Emma Lee – How to make a Snow Angel
Jane Lovell – Cicatrix

Against the Grain Poetry Press is an innovative small independent poetry publisher dedicated to publishing challenging, well-crafted poetry. Their aim is to produce beautiful works of art, with high production values and an edgy appeal, that are both provocative and moving. They want their poets to be seen and heard and they print starkly designed high-quality pamphlets and run launch events and signings. “The beat of our drum is our own and we strive to select strong, fresh, diverse voices.”

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26 February 2019