Poetry London is pleased to announce the winners of thePoetry London competition 2014, judged by Michael Symmons Roberts. We’re proud to have attracted so many stunning entries, and very proud of the winning poems. Jon Stone, a Derby-born young writer now living in Whitechapel, London, has won the first prize of £1000 for his poem ‘Nightjar.’
Second prize of £500 went to ‘6 am’ by Beverly Nadin, and third prize of £200 to ‘Elegy for Olive Oyl’ by Stephen Sexton. Commendations of £75 were awarded to Paul Stephenson for ‘Oppositions of Want’, Tim Turbull for ‘Happy Times, Old Man’, Geraldine Clarkson for ‘Love-Cow’ and Bethany W Pope for ‘My Mother’s Keeshond.’
The winning poems will be published in the Autumn 2014 issue of Poetry London, out on the 12th September. Commendations will be published online, alongside Michael Symmons Roberts’ judge’s report. Prizes will be presented at the launch of the autumn issue in September in London.