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Month: February 2022

The Edward Thomas Poetry Competition 2022 – Judge’s report now available

Jamie McKendrick’s report on the 2022 Edward Thomas Poetry Competition is now available and may be read in full below or through the Poetry Competition page where the winning poems are published.

On behalf of the Fellowship I would like to thank Jamie for his excellent report and also those Fellowship members who drew up the long-list of 50 from which the winners were selected.

Edward Thomas Poetry Competition 2022

Whittling the long-listed fifty poems down to twenty was a more painful process than I had imagined; then reading them all again to reach a shorter list of ten even more so.Continue Reading

2022 Poetry Prize Winning Poems Announced

Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2022, the Edward Cawston Thomas prize.

The 2022 Poetry Competition winning poems, judged by Jamie McKendrick, have just been announced.

We were delighted by the quality and number of entries – over 480 – this year, and warmly thank everyone who entered.

The winning poem of the Competition is ‘Shadowland’  by James Driver.  Joint second are ‘This’ by Kathryn Bevis   and ‘Kaze no Denwa (The Wind Phone)’  by  Theresa Giffard. Highly commended were  Derek Sellen (for two poems), Bill Dodd,  Lawrence Wray, James Driver (for a second poem.)

Jamie’s report will be published here in due course but in the meantime we thought you would all like to read these wonderful poems and join us in congratulating the winners.… Continue Reading