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Winner Of The Poetry Book Awards – Megan Fernandes

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Congratulations – Megan Fernandes! The winners of the 4th annual contest were as follows: 1st Prize         I DO EVERYTHING I’M TOLD – Megan Fernandes, Portland, Oregon, USA Megan Fernandes is a South Asian American writer living in NYC. She was born in Canada and raised in the Philadelphia area. Her family are East African Goans. “A seething, edgy, mystical, surgically precise collection of love songs that hops from continent to continent. From L.A. to Lisbon, from Paris […]

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International Poetry Book Awards Long List

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Poetry Book Awards 2023 The International Poetry Book Awards 2023 organisers have announced the longlist for their 4th contest, judged by Welsh poet, Dave Lewis. Longlist (in no particular order) The Life Dyslexic – Philip Burton The Celestial Spheres – David Canning I Have Decided To Remain Vertical – Gayelene Carbis Made of Stories – Ade Couper I Do Everything I’m Told – Megan Fernandes After The Flood Comes The Apologies – Naoise Gale goat song – Dean […]

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International Welsh Poetry Competition 2023

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Wales‘ biggest (and some would say best) poetry contest is now open again and accepting entries! The International Welsh Poetry Competition returns with judge, Mick Evans, picking the winners.  This will be our 17th year of running the competition and we expect a bumper year of entries. Entry forms will also be winging their way to libraries and writing circles all over the UK during January although you can of course just download one from our website in […]

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Calling All Poets!

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The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses. The 2023 contest is now open and accepting entries! 1st Prize – £400 2nd Prize – £200 3rd Prize – £100 Winners also get: Great Amazon & Goodreads reviews Earn recognition from having an award-winning book Certificate, logo to use on books and future […]

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Rufus Mufasa Is Winner Of The Poetry Book Awards

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The organisers of the international Poetry Book Awards have announced the winners of the 2022 contest. Congratulations to Rufus Mufasa for her collection ‘Flashbacks & Flowers‘.  Chosen by our judge, famous Welsh writer John Evans as this years winner! 1st Prize – Flashbacks & Flowers – Rufus Mufasa 2nd Prize – Siarad – Caroline Reid 3rd Prize – We Are The Winter People – Jenny Rowbory Judges comments: The quality of the work produced by all the entrants this […]

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Calling All Indie Poets!

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The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses. Even though more and more people are enjoying and participating in creative writing it is becoming increasingly difficult to become traditionally published, especially in the poetry world.  Most of the top book prizes and competitions do not allow self published authors to enter.  If they are allowed […]

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Poetry Book Awards – Winners!

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Jocelyn Simms Wins The International Poetry Book Awards The contest organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious contest, judged by Welsh poet and writer Dave Lewis, and the overall winner was Jocelyn Simms for her book ‘Tickling the Dragon’. The winners were as follows: 1st Prize          TICKLING THE DRAGON – Jocelyn Simms, France 2nd Prize         THE WOMAN WITH AN OWL TATTOO – Anne Walsh Donnelly, Mayo, Ireland 3rd Prize          HEFT – David J Costello, Wallasey, England Judges’ comments can be viewed on the competition web […]

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Poetry Book Awards – Shortlist

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The organisers of the Poetry Book Awards have just announced the shortlist of winners for the 2020 contest with some fabulous poetry collections. ‘Amongst our top ten we have various themes: barrack banter, Spanish art, drug addiction and redemption, sexual awakening, personal narratives, the nuclear age, nature and myth, life and death and of course love.  Proof, if it were needed that modern poets can shine just as bright as the old familiar names. If […]

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Poetry Book Awards

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After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book! Longlist (in no particular order) Arthur Allen  – The Nurseryman Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten David […]