Welcome to Winchester Poetry Festival
Festival weekend will take place October 13-15 2023.
Winchester Poetry Prize 2022
celebrating the best in new writing
We are pleased to be able to announce that the following poems have been selected by our judge Jo Bell
as the longlist for the 2022 Winchester Poetry Prize.
Ben Rhys Palmer
H M Truscott
Imogen Clare Wade
The Removal Process
Seen from the lakeside train
Nina, who is still here
The one thing we underestimate about our dogs
Missed Package Slip
John Clare makes headway in the snow
In memoriam: Chetan Sharma
Sunday 11 November 1956
Letter to Sharon Olds
Colonial Colour Chart
Yellow Jelly Babies at the Bottom of the Bag
Desire | Fathers
I went out today looking for wonder
Living ever after
The Sign Says Hungerford
The winners will be announced at a special prize-giving event on Saturday 8 October 2022 at the Arc (formerly Winchester Discovery Centre) as a part of the Winchester Poetry Day.
All are welcome to attend the prize-giving. Places are free but should be booked.
Winning and commended poems will also be published in an anthology which will be published on the day and is available to pre-order via our online shop.