Poems Please Me Prize 2015 results

Each of the 24 poem titles below links to its own page. 108 poets entered 230 poems. Members of The Artists’ Quarter have illustrated the Winning and Commended poems; browse the complete, free eBook here.  A second eBook (pdf) brings together the shortlisted poems. Every poem also has its own page on this website (links below).

1st prize £300
Heather Freckleton for the poem Red on Bone

2nd Prize £200
Ruth Irwin for The Greenfinch in the Garden

3rd Prize £100
Sandra Burnett for For the Record

Highly Commended
A K S Shaw for Prince of Thieves
Jane Boxall for Swimmers
Jenny Shaw for Whitsunday Ghosts

Donald Adamson A Good Drowning
Andy Fawthrop Cactus
Tina Cole Glimpse
Al McClimens In the Wake of Brave Ulysses
Virginia Griem Lonely Horse Lane
Sarah H Edwards My Father’s Hand
Sean Robinson The Tomato, the Time and the Tube
Barry Woods Toy Train

*As well as the individual web pages for shortlisted poems (links below) they also appear together in a pdf entitled “Well booger me gently!”. Download here: gently
Andy Craven-Griffiths Coming Back Again
Gaby Turner Confessions of a Paparazzo
Barry Woods Fighting Fantasies
Ian Royce Chamberlain Glass Cage
Liz Diamond Lucky
Anthony Watts On King’s Square
Tim Binder Transit of Venus
Sean Robinson Underground lines
Alexia Avina Why I Let You Brush My Hair
Diane Jackman Mystery

Background: the rules and details can still be accessed here.