Cherry Smyth's judging of this competition is now complete; we are sorry to tell you that you have not been successful. The shortlist was as follows:
Winner:‘One Morning in December’ by Gillian Eaton
Second place: ‘White Tower of Thessaloniki’ by Desmond Kon
Third place: ‘Gravity Hill’ by Patrick Toland
Highly commended: ‘In Harness’ by Gordon Simms
Highly commended: ‘Spoilage’ by Stephen Wilson
The shortlisted poems and others from the competition will be read at Sarah Walker Gallery, The Pier, Castletownbere, County Cork, at 2pm on Sunday 26 February. This will be a small event, but if by any chance you were able to come and read your entry you would of course be extremely welcome.
We shall publish a Poets Meet Politics anthology, either online or in pamphlet form; we'll give you details in a week or two.With very best wishes, and many thanks for your participation in this competition.
Ah rats, this was one of the competitions I sneakily hoped I had a chance in but it was not to be. Ashamed to say I don't recognise any of the names but well done to all.