Isabel Palmer is the winner of ‘Writing Armistice’, the Army’s Poetry Competition 2018, for her poem ‘Shell-shock’. There’s success for Poetry Society Members too. David Keyworth was 3rd in the Open Category for ‘Rearmament’, Olga Dermott-Bond was Commended for ‘A stopping of Arms’, and Sue Norton received a Museum of Miltary Medicine Commendation for ‘Looking at the Archives of Sir Harold Gillies’.
The competition received over 600 entries and Roy Mcfarlane, the judge, commented upon the variety and the emotional intensity of the poems he received. The prizes will be awarded at a ceremony at the National Army Museum, London, on 28 April, where all the winning poems will be presented in a prize-winners’ anthology.
6 April 2018