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The winning poems have now been announced by our judge, Jane Draycott, whose report may be read by following the link at the foot of this page.
The winning poem is ‘The Reader’ by Sue Davies.
The joint second prizes go to Elena Croitoru for her poem ‘Playground’ and to Jo Peters for her poem ‘snowfall’.
James Driver, Peter Challis, Karin van Heerden, Laura Potts, Virginia Astley and Wendy Manning were all Highly Commended.
To read the prize-winning poems please follow this link Edward Cawston Thomas Poetry Competition 2020 winning poems
You can now read Jane’s report by following this link – Edward Thomas Fellowship Poetry Competition 2020 – Judge’s Report_JDraycott… Continue Reading
The Fellowship has produced this very attractive anthology of winning poems from the last three years Poetry Competition, including the enlightening Judges’ reports.
Many of the poems show that they have learned from Thomas. £5.00, £1.50 p&p.
Fellowship members can buy from the Membership Secretary, email@example.com while others should email firstname.lastname@example.org . Both will take orders and give information about payment methods.… Continue Reading
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Welcome to the second eNewsnote, which is intended to keep members of the Fellowship up to date with forthcoming events (which will also be featured on the Fellowship’s website) and other news that may be of interest.… Continue Reading
Edward Thomas Fellowship’s annual Poetry Competition was initiated and endowed by the poet’s grandson Edward Cawston Thomas.
Now in its fourth year there has been an excellent response with over three hundred poems entered, most of them being of a high standard. Judged by the prize-winning poet and reviewer Jane Draycott the competition is now, we’re told, seen as a serious and prestigious one.
The 1st prize was won by Maggie Davison of Hexham, Northumberland for her poem, ‘Jacket’.
The two joint prize-winners are Richard Meier and Oliver Comins for ‘Faculties’ and ‘Winter Search’.
The six Highly Commended poets are Alyss Dye, Lindsay Rossdale, Helen Boyles, James Driver, Mark Fiddes and Tista Austin.… Continue Reading
Edward Thomas was born in Lambeth on 3rd March 1878 and served, and died, in World War 1. He was a literary critic and country writer who came late to writing poetry, now being one of the War Poets commemorated in Westminster Abbey.
Thomas was encouraged by American poet Robert Frost, after they met in 1913, to write poetry and verse. He and Helen had moved to Steep, just outside Petersfield, in 1906 where they lived in three different houses around the village. Edward drew inspiration to write his poems from the beautiful Hampshire countryside which surrounds Steep.
The Birthday Walk, this year held on the Sunday 3rd March 2019, retraces the life of Edward Thomas and shares collected poems and prose of his work.… Continue Reading