Good news for Battered Moons
Michael Symmons Roberts has now announced the three winners and four commended poets of Battered Moons 2012.
Join us to at the Battered Moons Poetry competition event for live readings by the winners and commended poets, as well as the judges, Michael Symmons Roberts and Cristina Newton. The event will take place as part of the Swindon Festival of Literature on Friday 11th May at the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, Bath Road, Swindon (Tel. 01793 466556). The Battered Moons 2012 pamphlet will be available from 11th May directly at the Battered Moons event or through this site.
Our congratulations to all seven and thanks to all those who submitted their poems and followed the competition. The high standard and variety of the submissions made it quite a challenge to select the finalists, but at te same time it is a testimony to the merit of so many poets in Britain today.
First Prize: Frances Galleymore for her poem My Father Travelled.
Second Prize: John Richardson for enfilade.
Third Prize: NJ Hynes for On Wednesday.
David Lukens for In Transit.
Euan Tait for Trauermusik for James Bubear.
Wendy Klein for The Natural History Museum of Ulaan Bataar.
Julia Deakin for Eleven Wonders.