Magma Poetry Competition
MAGMA POETRY COMPETITION 2016/17 WINNERS ANNOUNCED
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
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
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