Jane Wilkinson is first – and second – in Guernsey International Poetry Competition

Jane Wilkinson
Jane Wilkinson

Poet Laureate Simon Armitage has chosen Poetry Society Member Jane Wilkinson as the winner of this year’s Guernsey International Poetry Competition. So impressed was Simon with Jane’s entries to the competition that he also picked another of her poems for second place! Jane wins a total of £1500. Jane was recently the winner of the Against the Grain Poetry Press competition, and second in the Waltham Forest Poetry Competition.

Fellow Poetry Society Member Paul Stephenson was third and Youth Member and one of the winners of the 2019 Foyle Young Poets competition, Sarah Nazir, won the Young People’s competition. 

Winning entries will be displayed on Guernsey buses alongside Poetry Society Members Christina Buckton, Brian Clark, Ian McEwen, David Smith, Patricia Helen Wooldridge, Phil Vernon and Peter Wallis, and a smaller selection will take part in a second, larger display at Guernsey Airport, then all over the islands. 

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4 May 2020