Update: I forgot to edit this post, but I was so happy to win first place in this prize last year. I hear the poetry reading on my behalf was extremely good and I’m so glad to have been involved in some way.
Thrilled to have my poem – The Red Moon – shortlisted for the Sir Philip Sidney Poetry Prize! The winner will be announced this weekend at the Poetry and Ploughman’s lunch at Penshurst Festival. Unfortunately I’m not able to attend, but a lovely volunteer will be reading my poem on my behalf. If you’re local (or not!) make sure you visit the festival for fun, books, music, comedy and more.