Maia Dances by Poetry Society Member Anthony Watts and Holding the Light by fellow Member Jenna Plewes were shortlisted for the Littoral Press Nature Poetry Collection Competition, won by Mapping the Borders by Rose Flint. Natural Histories by Richard Whiting was the fourth collection on the shortlist.
This is the second year that Littoral Press has organised a poetry competition for a full collection of poems. This year’s judge was Neil Leadbeater.
“It has been a privilege and a joy to act as this year’s independent adjudicator. All four entries exhibited a high degree of skill and craftsmanship that was consistent throughout. In a competition like this, there can only be one winner. I send my commiserations to all the other entrants and would encourage everyone to continue in their writing and their engagement with the natural world. Thank you all for entering this competition.”
The adjudication was anonymous and the adjudicator received every single entry. There was no preselection process or short listing. The rules of the competition stipulate that the overall theme of each submission should be one that is broadly based on matters relating to nature, spirituality and the environment.
8 April 2019