Graham Burchell wins Red Shed Poetry Competition with ‘A Loss of Eden’

Many congratulations to all the winning, commended and shortlisted poets in this year’s Red Shed Poetry Competition. The winner this year is Poetry Society Member Graham Burchell (who won The Poetry Society’s Stanza Competition in 2015) for his poem ‘A Loss of Eden’, with fellow Member Jane Burn in second place for ‘On Dissecting the Pellet of an Owl’.

The judge was Maria Isakova Bennett who also chose Poetry Society Members Hilaire and Sue Norton among the Commended poets.

The Red Shed Poetry Competition 2018 Results

Winner: A Loss of Eden, Graham Burchell, Devon.
Second place: On Dissecting the Pellet of an Owl, Jane Burn, County Durham

Commended Poets (in alphabetical order):

Alison Carter, Cockermouth, U: The Yorkshire Vowel Depth Championships
Ion Corcos, New South Wales, Self Portrait with Suitcase
Hilaire, London, The Sheffield Man
Nigel King, Huddersfield, The Octopus Dreams on its Skin
Sue Norton, York, Sitting in a Lebanese Café

Wakefield postcode poets

Keith Brindle, Horbury, I’d Like a Brexit with my Mug of Tea
John Dart, Crofton, Things Can Change
John Dart, Crofton, All the Sounds They Cannot Hear
Angela de Courcy Bower, Wakefield, The Home
Rupert Martin, Sandal, A Path of Grit
Rupert Martin, Sandal, Perhaps Prayer
Laura Potts, Wakefield, The Picture in Ireland

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30 May 2018