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Sentinel Poetry Book Competition

noelWe are delighted to announce that the 5th Sentinel Poetry Book Competition is now accepting entries. Prizewinning poet, editor and author of Out of Breath (Cinnamon 2014) and Point Me at the Stars (Indigo Dreams, 2017) Noel Williams returns as judge this year.

Stage One of the competition will close on 31st July 2019.

A shortlist of 5 collections will be announced on 7th October 2019.

Stage Two of the competition will close on 6th November 2019.

Three prizewinning collections will be announced on 20th December 2019.

Enter competition now at spmpublications.com/competitions/poetry_book_2019.html

2018 winners 
First prize: Watching the Door
Frances Corkey Thompson
Publication date: 31 October 2019 
Second prize: Poetry After Auschwitz
Phil Vernon
Publication date: 30 September 2019  
Second prize: Mock Orange
Anne Asbourn
Publication date: 30 September 2019  
2017 winners 
First prize: Icarus
Molly Donachie
Second prize: Tutti Frutti
Konstandinos Mahoney
Third prize: Love & Crossbones
John Lindley
2016 winners
First Prize: Gap Year
Andy Blackford and John Foggin
Second Prize: Splendid in its Silence
Jude Neale
Third Prize: Landing Stage
Joan Michelson

Read the judge's comments on the winners here.

2015 winners
First Prize: In Carvoeiro and
Other Sequences

Peter Oram
Second Prize: Portrait of a Woman
with Sea Urchin*
Abigail Ardelle Zammit
*This title is now only
available direct from the poet.
Third Prize: Cottage Pi
Graham  Burchell


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