Winchester Poetry Prize 2021
celebrating the best in new writing
We are pleased to announce the winner of the
2021 Winchester Poetry Prize is
Lesley Saunders for her poem The Starlings.
Second Prize: Laurie Bolger - Gem
Third Prize: Paula Balfe - miscarriage
Highly Commended Poems
Imogen Cook - FRANKENSTEIN
Annabel Marshall - Homecoming
Kathleen Latham - Lockdown Cherries
Simon Maddrell - nature poem
Jed Myers - The News at Golden Gardens
Othuke Umukoro - Mother, 101
Daragh Byrne - Last Time Ghazal
Kirsten Anderson - Goodfellas
Chrissy Banks - Damson Wine
Sharon Black - Coccoon
Helen Bowell - Monsieur le Barman
David Butler - Leaf Storm
Rachel Cleverly - 'things which make my life difficult and my writing bad'
Imogen Cook - (!) not delivered
Alexandra Corrin-Tachibana - 'Don't'
Jo Davis - Four tiles from a calendar mosaic of chronic illness
James Dowthwaite - Melancholies
Marion Hobday - Roses
Sam Henley Smith - A Familiar Route
Pat Winslow - The Chest of Drawers
Trelawney - Instructions for Model Family
The prize for best poem by a Hampshire-based poet was won by
Imogen Cook for her poem FRANKENSTEIN.
The winners were announced at a special prize-giving event on Saturday 9 October 2021.
Winning and commended poems have been published in an anthology So we go about our days which is available via our online shop.