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Poetry Competition 2010


Sentinel Literature Festival Poetry Competition 2010


The winners of the Sentinel Literature Festival Poetry Competition 2010 have been sent in by the judge Roger Elkin as follows:

Third Prize:

A Small Glow

by Gary Smillie

Second Prize:

Standing with Oliver in Oliver's Garden
by Derek Sellen

First Prize:

Filming "The Beheading of Daniel Pearl"
by Christian Ward

Highly Commended Poems to be included in the anthology


August by Noel King

Lark Mirror by W. F. Lantry

Lost for Words by Wally Smith

Song and Dance by Jonathan Davidson

Vino Del Licor by Jane Moreton

Summer's End: Paxos by Jane Moreton

The Butterflies, Kew Gardens by Christian Ward

If I were to Write Honestly by Hannah Lowe

Final Burn by Carolyn King

Etna by Paul Groves


All winners have been notified. Commended poets will be contacted by e-mail.


Here is the Judge's Report>


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ROGER ELKIN is an English poet who has won over 100 prizes and awards including the Lake Aske Memorial Award (1982 & 1987), Douglas Gibson Memorial Award (1986), Sylvia Plath Award for Poems about Women (1986), Howard Sergeant Memorial Award for Services to Poetry (1987), Hugh MacDiarmid Trophy (2003) and First Prize in the Diversity House Excel for Charity Poetry Competition (2009). Co-editor (with JCR Green) of Prospice, he was editor of Envoi from 1991 - 2006, and organised the Leek International Poetry Competition from 1982 - 1992). His published poetry collections include Pricking Out (1988), Points of Reference (1996), Home Ground (2002), Blood Brothers: New and Selected Poems (2006), and Dog's Eye View (2009).

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