Magma Poetry Competition

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MAGMA POETRY COMPETITION 2016/17 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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At our annual celebrations last Friday at Keats House in London, we unveiled this year’s Magma Poetry Competition winners for both the Judge’s and Editors’ Prize.

The full list of winners can be found below, along with the list of commended poems, in no particular order.

Congratulations to all!

 

Judge’s Prize Winners (judged by Jane Draycott)

1st: Port Glow by Jane Mckie

2nd:  7/7 by Hannah Lowe

3rd: Extracts from the Holocene by Anne Berkeley

Commended

Caught by Sarah Davies

Lost key/ other side by Rachel Piercey

Queers in Russia by David Mattar

The lightning tree by Simon Murphy

Damascus public library by James Richards

The Beekeper’s Wife by Stephen Boyce

 

Editors’ Prize Winners (judged by a panel of Magma editors)

1st: Whelm by Bill Greenwell

2nd: proggle by Geraldine Clarkson

3rd: that summer by Karen Wheatcroft

Commended

The Hospital Porter at 2 am by Neil Ferguson

Death of a fisherman, Alicante by Abigail Ardelle

Address by Jane McCarthy

Check Point by Maeve Henry

OED Confessional Notes by Elisabeth Sennit Clough

 

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