Jane Burn wins Wolverhampton literature festival’s poetry competition

Jane Burn
Jane Burn

Congratulations to Jane Burn, winner of the Wolverhampton literature festival poetry competition. The competition was run in conjunction with Write Out Loud and judged by Roz Goddard.

Jane’s poem ‘Cantabank’ won £400 first prize with R M Francis as runner-up. Joint third place went to Jacqueline D’Auban, Colin Little, and Catherine Edmunds.

There were plenty of Poetry Society Members on the shortlist, each of whom will appear in the competition anthology:

Christopher M James, Estelle Price, Glen Wilson, Janet Lees, Jennifer Wong, Jeri Onitskansky, Joanna Sedgwick, Julia Webb, Liam Bates, Lucy Crispin, Nancy Charley, Paul Stephenson, and Rob Walton.

There will be an award ceremony at Wolverhampton literature festival on Sunday 2 February at 3.30pm. Four of the five winners are confirmed as attending, along with a further 14 or so of the shortlisted poets. Each will have an opportunity to read their winning or shortlisted poem, and copies of the anthology will be on sale to the general public at £7 per copy. Tickets for the event are free, but must be booked in advance. You can do that here

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23 January 2020