Alyn Fenn Wins Swale Life Poetry Competition October 2012
We are pleased to announce the results of the keenly contested October 2012 Swale Life Poetry Competition ably judged by Mandy Pannett. This competition has been won by Alyn Fenn. Second Prize goes to Sara Ridgley and Camilla Lambert got the third prize. See full results here.
“Here was a rich bag of poems. The prize winning ones stood from the start but then I found that almost a third of the others had strong points to recommend them. Even after I’d taken out the ones that let themselves down by a weak ending or an over-emphasis on ‘tell’, I still had a large number that were technically very good and interesting. This was the point where I decided I had to look for three special things: originality, flawless technique and that intangible quality called ‘voice’ – that quality that makes me think the poem really matters to its author and that makes it matter to me.” Read the full Judge’s Report by MANDY PANNETT here.