CONGRATULATIONS! to Janet Lees, Poetry Society Member and former Stanza Rep for Isle of Man – winner of the Frosted Fires First Pamphlet competition. Janet will receive 50 copies of her pamphlet A Bag of Sky when it is published on 30 October. In spring 2020, she will be a headline poet reading at Cheltenham Poetry Festival.
Janet has previously been a winner of the Poetry News Members’ Poems competition on the theme of ‘Looking Back’, judged by Daljit Nagra. She is also an artist and poetry filmmaker. Her poetry has been widely published in journals including Artemis Poetry, Lighthouse, and Magma. She is widely published and anthologised and has won prizes in many different competitions, including Poetry on the Lake, the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize, and the PENfro Poetry Competition. She was also an Aesthetica Creative Writing Award Finalist. janetlees.weebly.com
Many congratulations too to Poetry Society Members Catherine Faulds (Highly Commended), Genevieve Carver, Iris Lewis, Jenny Mitchell, Katherine Meehan, and Martin Rieser – all Commended.
24 May 2019