Winchester Poetry Prize 2023
celebrating the best in new writing
We are pleased to be able to announce that the following poems have been selected by our judge Zaffar Kunial as the longlist for the 2023 Winchester Poetry Prize.
JANICE BOOTH: Still Life with Flowers
ISABELLE BAAFI: Path of Least Resilience
NIA BROOMHALL: Say Her Name Right
RACHEL CLEVERLY: Portrait of a Girl as Spinach
RACHEL CLEVERLY: The Year Prickled
ALEXANDRA CORRIN-TACHIBANA: Skinship (a zuihitsu)
PAMELA CROWE: Cloche
LUCY DIXCART: Summer Job
CATH DRAKE: Summer Full Moon
ZOË GREEN: Sweet Chestnuts
SUSAN E. HOLLAND: Home
LUISA A. IGLORIA: The First Surviving Photograph of the Moon
YASMIN INKERSOLE: Nefis
EMILIE JELINEK: My Father Washes His Hands of Me
JOAN McGAVIN: A Long Answer To a Short Question
MARK McGUINNESS: The Maze
PAUL McMAHON: The Demolished Exorcism Room
OLUWASEUN OLAYIWOLA: Animal Song
STEPHANIE POWELL: Touch free wash
JULIE SHERIDAN: Grandmother's Palindrome
FRANCINE VAN DEN BERG: A Night At the Proms
MADELEINE WURZBURGER: Insect Pressed On a Page of ‘Hymn to Life’ by Nazim Hikmet
DJANGO WYLIE: bruised chaplains
The winners will be announced live at a special prize-giving event on Sunday 15 October 2023 at the ARC as a part of the Winchester Poetry Festival 2023.
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.