S. A. Leavesley is a finalist in this year’s Eyelands Book Award

how to growWe’re delighted for ATG poet S. A. Leavesley (Sarah James) whose pamphlet, How to Grow Matches, was one of this year’s finalists.

The full list of finalists in the Poetry Category:

The Nurseryman – Arthur Allen / Scotland
Captain Fly’s Bucketlist – Agnes Marton / Luxembourg
Blood Moon – Andrea Jarvis / USA
Poems of the Void – Streekanth Kopuri /India
How to grow matches – Sarah Leavesley / United Kingdom

Full detail s of the award HERE


Denise Bundred’s Anatomy Theatre takes third prize in the Ledbury Poetry Competition


Congratulations to all the winners, first prize-winner, Elisabeth Murawski, second-prize winner, Sarah Wimbush and especially to third prize winner and ATG’s poet Denise Bundred whose pamphlet, Litany of a Cardiologist will be published in spring 2020.

Denise Bundred 2019Denise Bundred was a consultant paediatric cardiologist in Liverpool and has an MA in Creative Writing. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and won the Hippocrates Prize in Poetry and Medicine in 2016, coming second in 2019. Her poems have appeared in anthologies including the Hippocrates Prize Anthologies (2012 to 2019), The Book of Love and Loss (eds. J Hall and R.V. Bailey) and the Winchester Poetry Competition Anthology (2016). She has poems in Envoi, Under the Radar and Magma.

“I didn’t know what to say when you phoned. I’m honoured to be among the winners of such a prestigious competition. I always hope but never quite believe it will happen. I’m also extremely grateful to Daljit Nagra for his kind comments about my poem.”