47 – National Poetry Competition Winners

Burgage Hall

The Poetry Society presents a celebratory reading from a selection of winners of the 2015 National Poetry Competition.

The competition is the UK’s most prestigious award for a single poem, receiving over 12,000 entries. The judges Sarah Howe, Esther Morgan and David Wheatley chose from an unusually eclectic and exciting range of poems.

The event was chaired by NPC 2015 judge Sarah Howe and features Simon Jenner, whose poem “Peter Philips’ Part Book Talks to Brueghel” offers ‘a wonderful window into Counter-Reformation counterfactual history, David Hawkins, with his poem of ‘luminous mystery’, “Long Distance Relationship With a Mountain”, and Geraldine Clarkson, with her baroque and sensual poem “St Rose of Lima’s Revenge”.