We are delighted to announce The Seventh Annual Bangor Poetry Competition Shortlist!
These 15 shortlisted poems will be on display at The Blackberry Path Art Studios in Bangor Co Down from Thurdsay 25th September (Launch event 7-9pm) until Sunday 29th September 2019 as part of Aspects Irish Literary Festival. The following 15 shortlisted poets are now in the running to win The Seventh Annual Bangor Poetry Competition. The 15 displayed shortlisted poems will be voted on by the public during the exhibition. Winner, runner up and placed poets will be revealed at The Bangor Literary Journal Launch at Fealty’s Back Bar Wed 2nd Oct 7-9pm. Links to the events below!
(in no particular order)
1 Roisin Browne Scraps
2 Michael Farry Flying to Leeds Bradford in a Storm
3 Laura Cameron Still
4 Jason Purdy The Heat
5 Lynda Tavakoli The Big Tree
6 Mary Shannon Depending on the Elements
7 Geraldine Fleming Pink Blanket
8 Meg McCleery The Most Unnatural of Natural
9 Robin Holmes Stowaway
10 Grainne Tobin County Down Heatwave
11 Hazel Dougan Spring
12 Maurice Devitt Free Class
13 Icarus Prince (Azeem Lateef) Fame
14 Cathy Conlon Looking Out
15 Gaynor Kane Fire-lighting
In addition, the following poems have been longlisted.
16 Wiltrud Dull Feeling Good
17 Mairi McCurdy Achill
18 Nicole Melanson Weatherproofing
19 Margaret Royall The Wind as Healer
20 James Milliken The Butt
21 Martin Cromie In The Air
22 Shelley Tracey Elements of War
23 Iain Campbell Sunset over Gigha
24 Trish Bennett The Slip
25 Anna Murphy The art of hibernation
Congratulations to everyone longlisted and shortlisted! We cannot wait to see who wins this year.
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