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Awards & Competitions

(There’s a list of poems published in magazines & anthologies here)

Visual Verse Autumn Writing Prize 2022, joint winner, ‘Kinfolk’ Judged by Preti Taneja

Plough Poetry Prize 2022, two poems shortlisted. Judged by Roger McGough

Ruth Selina Poetry Prize, University of York, 2021, winner. Judged by JT Welsch and Vahni Capildeo

National Poetry Competition 2019, Longlisted. Judges Mona Arshi, Helen Mort and Maurice Riordan

Bridport Prize 2019, Shortlisted. Judged by Hollie McNish

Live Canon Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2019, joint winner, Why? And other questions

Ver Poetry Prize 2019, Highly Commended, ‘Next best Thing’. Judged by Kathryn Maris

Cinnamon Poetry Pamphlet Competition 2017, joint winner, All the Relevant Gods

Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet Competition 2017, shortlisted, All the Relevant Gods

Anne Born Prize 2017, Commended. Judged by Rachael Boast.

Cannon’s Mouth ‘Sonnet or Not’ competition 2017, commended, for ‘Hat for Earrings’. Judged by Liz Berry

Poetry Society Stanza Competition 2016, Runner-up, for ‘Performance’. Judged by Ros Barber.

Poetry Society Stanza Poetry Competition 2014, 1st prize, for ‘Searching for the Police Tower, Orford Ness’. Judged by Les Robinson.

Hamish Canham Prize 2013 for ‘Ellipsis’. Judges Carole Satyamurti, Paul McGrane, Kate White and Mike Sims. Poem first published in 2012 in Poetry News. Selected by Stephen Knight from members’ poems on the theme of ‘Absent’.

The Plough Poetry Prize 2014, 2nd place, for ‘Gifted’. Judged by Liz Lochhead.

The New Writer poetry competition 2012, single poem category, 1st prize, for ‘Midnight Pickup’. Judged by Pascale Petit.

Poetry Society Stanza Competition 2012: ‘Handmade in Guangzhou’ – commended. Judged by John Siddique.

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