Your poem, Marta Becket at the Amargosa Opera House, was highly commended in the first ever Black Diamond Poetry Competition. Congratulations!
We hope you will attend the Prize-giving in the Discovery Park, Castlecomer on Saturday, September 25th at 10.15 am. to receive your certificate and to read your successful poem.
Grace Wells will facilitate a poetry workshop in the afternoon: 2.30 to 4.30 in the Community Hall and this will be followed by a live mic session in Bollard's Pub at 5.30 to which you are, of course, most welcome.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you will be attending the Prize-giving, and if you wish to reserve a place on the workshop.
Oh, I love emails like this!! I'm glad about the poem too because I really liked it - its a sestina about this 80 year old woman who has been singing and dancing in the middle of Death Valley for over forty years now.
For a full list of prizewinners see Michael Farry's post
Does anyone know if 'Highly Commended' counts as being a Prizewinner in regards to submitting it elsewhere?
Also, does anyone know anything about the Magnolia issue of the Derry journal Abridged, which was supposed to have been launched last month? Can't find anything about it on the web.