Sarah Leavesley (AKA Sarah James) second in Lichfield Cathedral Poetry Competition

Sarah Leavesley
Sarah Leavesley

After the recent news that Poetry Society Member Sarah James (Leavesley) was the winner of the Shepton Snowdrop Festival Poetry Competition, comes more lovely news that she was second in the very first Lichfield Cathedral Word Poetry Competition (head judge Michael Symmons Roberts). Sarah’s poem is entitled ‘This Beetle Thing’.

Fellow Poetry Society Members John Wheeler and Mark Totterdell were shortlisted. Foyle Young Poet runner-up (2014) Alice Cattley was third in the 17-25 category.

Lichfield Cathedral invited new poems inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on the theme ‘light in our darkness’. The poems have been on display in the cathedral too. Prizes were £100, £50 and £25.

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7 February 2020