Winchester Poetry Prize announce the long list for the Winchester Poetry Prize

Winchester Poetry Prize 2018 celebrating the best in new writing

We are pleased to announce that the following poems have been selected by our judge Liz Berry as the longlist for the 2018 Winchester Poetry Prize.

Eric Berlin – Futility the Beautiful
Isabel Bermudez – Serenade
Alan Buckley – Clocks
Sue Chamberlain – Remember those lessons you made me go to
Rachel Curzon – Jardin Des Tuileries
Harriet David – Eelcakes
Hugh Dunkerley – Rite
Alan Dunnett – Witch
Inua Ellams – Plight / Fantasy
Inua Ellams – Solider / Ants
Richard Evans – Murmuration
Niall Firth – Faith
Clifford Forde – The Letter Writer
Michael Fraser – Mary Fields
Nicki Heinen – Three Short Poems for Music
Rosie Jackson – An Anchorite Laments the Destruction of her Cell in Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the  Monasteries, 1537
Stephen Keeler – Imbolc
Joanne Key – The Dream Life Of Mr Woodbine
Ruth McIlroy – A Meant Thing To Tell
Paul McMahon – The Night-Birds
Margot Myers – 29 Ratcliffe Highway
Laurence O’Dwyer – Garage League
James O’Hara-Knight  – Lessons With Lilith
Cheryl Pearson – Collecting The Eggs
Katrina Porteous – Cubby
Mara Adamitz Scrupe –  A Birder’s Cacophony
Ellora Sutton – Remains

The winners will be announced at a special prize-giving event at the Winchester Poetry Festival on Saturday 6 October 2018. Tickets for this event are free and can be booked via the Theatre Royal Winchester Box Office.

Winning and commended poems will also be published in a competition anthology to be launched on the day.

Thank you to everyone who entered their work, and for supporting the Winchester Poetry Prize 2018.

Find out more about The Winchester Poetry Festival here