COMPETITIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

Forward Prize Anthology 2014
 
Strokestown Prize 2013

 

Shortlisted

Edwin Morgan Poetry Competition 2012

 

Commended

Bridport Prize 2010

"....it's an act of memory so precisely realized, so naturally expressed that it becomes its own resonant 'jar of quietness', a stay against untold pain and grief."

Michael Laskey, Judge.

3rd Prize

At Sea

GCSE English AQA Lit Unseen Poetry Foundation

House

GCSE English AQA Lit Unseen Poetry Higher Level

Mirehouse Poetry Competition 2010

"A Beauty"

John Burnside, Judge.

 

1st Prize

 

Slipstream Poetry Competition 2010

 

 

2nd Prize

Yeovil Literary Poetry Prize 2009

“I very much admired the Second Prize poem, There’s a Graveyard near the Sea.
Sonnet-length, with the title as the first line, this poem is urgently physical and beautifully detailed - we imagine the upright dead, pining for their fishing nets or bowls of dough. The ending amazingly turns the shocking into the tender.”

Carol Ann Duffy, Judge.

 

2nd Prize

Ware Open Poetry Competition 2009
2nd Prize
Essex Open Poetry Competition 2008
2nd Prize

Forward Prize Anthology 2007

 
Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition 2007
2nd Prize
Ottakar’s and Faber Poetry Competition 2006
The National Winner
Strokestown Prize 2005
Shortlisted