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Poetry Competition 2019

Last updated on 12th February 2019

Poems are invited on any subject and style and of any length. Closing date January 28th 2019.

The judge will once again be the prize-winning poet Jane Draycott.

Prizes: 1st prize £150, two further £50 prizes. Fees; £3 per poem, £10 for four.

Postal entries welcome, cheques payable to Edward Thomas Fellowship, sent with your details and the anonymised poem(s) to

Margaret Keeping,
66 Fairacres Road,


Word document emailed to + fee to the Fellowship’s account, 40-08-21, 11250205 with your initial and surname as Reference, Competition as description.

Jane Draycott, who also judged the poems in 2018, chose the following winners last year out of the hundred that were entered.

• 1st prize:’Sojourn’, by Alyss Dye
• Joint 2nd prize: ‘Bench’ by Richard Meier and ‘Rosary’ by Phil Kirby
• Highly commended: poems by Carl Tomlinson, Patience Light, Roger Elkin, Sarah Macleod (two poems) and a further poem by Phil Kirby.

Read the judge’s report
Read the winning poems

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