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Winchester Poetry Prize 2022


celebrating the best in new writing

We are pleased to announce the winner of the
2022 Winchester Poetry Prize is

Luke Palmer for his poem Desire | Fathers

Second Prize: Erica Hesketh - Tidings

Third Prize: Jonny Wiles - Colossus

Highly Commended Poems

Harriet Truscott - Living ever after

Emily Cooke - Missing Package Slip

Jenny Munro-Hunt - Qomolangma


Jim Green - MUSTARD

Jenny Danes - Quality Snacks

Commended Poems​

Freya Bantiff - The Removal Process

Vicci Bentley - Mermalaise

Roger Bloor - Seen from the lakeside train

Jeanette Burton - The one thing we underestimate about our dogs

Pamela Crowe - River

Elaine Desmond - Golden

David Day - John Clare makes headway in the snow

Philip Dunn - In Memorium: Chetan Sharma 

Martin Figura - Sunday 11 November 1956

Rosie Jackson - Letter to Sharon Olds

Jos Olive - Yellow Jelly Babies at the Bottom of the Bag

Jenny Mitchell - Colonial Colour Chart

Ben Rhys Palmer - Yeti

Laura Theis - I went out today looking for wonder

Imogen Clare Wade - Camping

The prize for best poem by a Hampshire-based poet was won by
Jeremy Wikeley for his poem The Sign Says Hungerford

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The winners were announced at a special prize-giving event on Saturday 8 October 2022. 

Winning and commended poems have been published in an anthology at night we cross the street which is available via our online shop.



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