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2016 Basil Bunting Prize Winners Announced

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2016 Basil Bunting Poetry Prize, judged by Don Share.

1st, Isabel Galleymore – The Limpet & the Drill-Tongued Whelk
2nd, Jake Campbell – ‘Love’, not ‘Pet’ (Saltney Melancholy)
3rd, Elvire Roberts – Millstone Grit

All the winning poems from the main category can be read on our archive here.

We are also very excited to announce the winners of the young person’s prize, judged by Cynthia Fuller, as:

14 and Under Prize Winners
Ella Saville – ‘The Magic Box’
Yazzi Gokcemen – ‘Shadows in the urban smoke’
Isabel Watson – ‘At Portland Bill’

15 -19 Prize Winners
Alice West – ’10 ways to crack an egg’
Michelle Fae D Souza – ‘Flip Side’
Tommy Irons – ‘NGC 6302’

The winning poems from the young person’s categories can also be read here.

Congratulations to all the winning poets.


published on: 11 May 2016