South Bank Poetry Competition Winners

 In Poetry

1 ST PLACE

‘Lost in Locks’ by Virginia Astley

2 ND PLACE

‘The Faber Book of Sewage’ by David Swann

3 RD PLACE

‘Deptford and the Tsar’ by Joan Byrne

4 TH PLACE

‘Ghostlike’ by Andrew Geary

5 TH PLACE

‘Mistress Finch’s Tale, 1681’ by Brian Docherty

COMMENDED POEMS

‘Desire Path’ by Jude Rosen

‘The Barred List at the Half Moon, Herne Hill’ by Janine Booth

‘Slough, A Reply to Sir John Betjeman in Heaven’ by Martin
Bennett

‘9 for 65: Muttiah Muralitharan Bowls at the Oval’ by Sarah
Gibbons

‘On Landing G3’ by Alwyn Marriage

Judge Mimi Khalvati’s report to follow shortly

40+ poems from Mimi’s longlist will be published alongside the
winning and commended poems in a special anthology issue of
SBP.

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