Being asked to judge the Against The Grain Poetry Press competition was both an honour and a joy, but also a responsibility. My sense of all three deepened as I read the nearly 600 poems entered for this year’s contest. These were wide-ranging in form, style and content including: contemporary life, love and loss; narratives, … Continue reading Competition Winners
We’re delighted to be publishing Olga Dermott-Bond’s pamphlet, apple, fallen this spring with a launch at The Poetry Café on March 21st (along with the brilliant Litany of the Cardiologist by Denise Bundred). We’re hoping 2020 will be a successful year for all our poets and we’ve been catching up with them lately to discover their … Continue reading Olga Dermott-Bond – pamphlet, poetics and Poetry Café launch
This year I came second in the Hippocrates Prize in Poetry and Medicine (Health Professional). The poem Addressing a Fetal Heart speaks directly to the heart of an unborn child. I also had a poem commended. Panacea is a villanelle which started life as a nature poem and ended as something much darker. I read … Continue reading Denise Bundred’s Poetry Year
To all our poets, readers, guests, printers, competition submitters, The Poetry Café, audiences, book buyers, supporters and friends of the press – have a very Happy Christmas from us all.