Poetry Book Awards – Shortlist

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 you are a true poetry fan I would urge you to click the links below and buy a few copies – you won’t be disappointed, although I should warn you that you may end up crying yourself to sleep having discovered the sheer moving, beauty of words.’ – Dave Lewis

Shortlist (in no particular order)

Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed

David J Costello – Heft

Anne Walsh Donnelly – The Woman with an Owl Tattoo

Marc Goldfinger – Heroin’s Harbour

Phoebe Kalid – Everything’s Great And I’m Still Dying

Ewan Lawrie –  Last night I met John Adcock

Kathy Miles – Gardening With Deer

Elizabeth Ridout – Summon

Derek Sellen – The Other Guernica

Jocelyn Simms – Tickling the Dragon

The Top 3 winners will be announced in November.

For more information – www.poetrybookawards.co.uk

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