The winner of the PBS & Mslexia Women’s Poetry Pamphlet Prize is Poetry Society Member Jane Lovell‘s This Tilting Earth, hailed by judge Amy Wack of Seren Books as
“…haunting and memorable… its concerns are both urgent and universal. It is also a thing of exceptional beauty.”
“‘I really wasn’t expecting to win this one! I have several pamphlets lurking on my MacBook but something made me send This Tilting Earth, with its lost species, spirits, bones and relics, to the Mslexia competition. It was a long shot. I sent it and forgot about it. Then, out of the blue there was a missed call on my mobile, a text to call Debbie from Mslexia. That phone call… I think ‘blown away’ would be an understatement!”
Jane is a Poetry Society Stanza rep and has been widely published in journals and anthologies. She won the Flambard Prize in 2015 and has been shortlisted for the Basil Bunting Prize, the Periplum Book Award, the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize and the Wisehouse International Poetry Prize. One Tree has been recently published by Night River Wood. Metastatic is published by Against the Grain Poetry Press, and Forbidden is a limited edition portfolio from Coast to Coast to Coast. Jane has recently won the Wealden Literary Festival Writing Prize and the Wigtown Poetry Main Prize. Her website is https://janelovell128.wixsite.com/janelovellpoetry
Amy Wack also commended Mr and Mrs Andrews Living the Dream by Poetry Society Member Lesley Burt, Mrs Darwin’s Egg by Fiona Cartwright, and Canal Water by Desiree Seebaran.
10 April 2019