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Poetry Festival - Gilbert Yates Photogra
Poetry Festival - Gilbert Yates Photogra


Friends launch photo
Friends launch photo


Winchester Poetry Prize 2020


celebrating the best in new writing


We are pleased to be able to announce that the following poems have been selected by our judge Andrew McMillan
as the longlist for the 2020 Winchester Poetry Prize.

Virginia Astley

Lewis Buxton

Lewis Buxton

Barry Coidan

Claire Collison

Imogen Cook

Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana

Elena Croitoru

Ken Evans

Simon French

Matthew Griffiths

Matthew Haigh

Nicki Heinen

Selima Hill

Tamsin Hopkins

Genevieve Stevens

Oli Isaac

James McDermott

Simon Middleton

Simon Middleton

Mary Mulholland

Serge ♆ Neptune

Luke Palmer

Paul Stephenson

Claudine Toutoungi

Ben Verinder

Susie Wilson

Fathima Zahra

The horses are wrapped in their blankets, steaming

Field Dressing a Rabbit


Angie's Party

Little Deaths

Nose Piercing

Kotoshi mo yoroshiku

Fish Bones by Candlelight

Static in The Café


‘Nice hat,’

The Colour of Death is Desert Peach

Summer at the Hospital



Gossipers on the South Western

tender as in easier to chew

They Could Be Having Sex

Men at the Antenatal Class

Picture the Bull

Still life

For Every Queer They Kill a Merman is Born

Desire | Youth



The impossibility of a sex poem

Everyone Who Comes To My Funeral Must

O Rey Chhori

The winners will be announced at a special online prize-giving event on Saturday 10 October 2020. Details of how to book a place to attend the online event will be available soon.

Winning and commended poems will also be published in an anthology which is available to pre-order via our online shop.