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Competition Results 2015





We are pleased to announce the results of our Open Poetry Competition 2015, judged by Mario Petrucci. The competition attracted an impressive 1300 entries, and the prizes have been awarded as follows:

FIRST:            “First to Blink”  by Jennie Osborne

SECOND:       “Fishing the Khabur River, Syria”  by Roger Elkin

THIRD:           “A Calculus”  by Jed Myers

FOURTH:       “Entering the room”  by Shirley Percy

”                        “Somewhere There”  by Julian Flanagan

”                        “Playing Chicken”  by Kathy Miles

”                        “Peace Crane”  by  Denni Turp

The prizes will be presented on the evening of TUESDAY APRIL 28th during a meeting hosted by the Kent & Sussex Poetry Society and dedicated to the competition. During the evening Mario Petrucci will talk about judging the competition and the winning poems will be read out. Mario will also give a reading of his own work. The meeting starts at 8pm and is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Venue: The Camden Centre, Market Square, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN1 2SW

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Kate Bingham at the Camden Centre

Kate Bingham


On Tuesday 17th March we welcome Kate Bingham to read at the Camden Centre. Kate is a novelist and filmmaker as well as a poet. She has been twice shortlisted for Forward prizes and was the recipient of an Eric Gregory Award. The reading will be preceded by readers from the floor. Going by the excellent response at the February meeting, it’s worth arriving early to book a spot.


Please note a change of date for the April meeting. Mario Petrucci will now be announcing the winners of our 2015 competition and then reading from his own poems on Tuesday 28th April. This is a week later than first advertised.


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