Purple Moose Prize 2011

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Poetry Wales is delighted to be able to finally reveal the results of the 2011 Purple Moose Poetry Prize.

As always, it’s been a challenge for our judges, Zoe Skoulding and (judging the prize for the first time) John Barnie, but they have decided on a winner.

And the Winner is: Archimedes’ Principle by Rebecca Perry. Congratulations Rebecca!

In a slight break from the conventions of the last two competitions, the judges felt that, in addition to listing 3 or 4 highly commended entries, another collection warranted the recognition of being Runner-up: Facing Facts by Tim Love. Well done Tim.

Finally, the four Highly Commended collections are, in no particular order:
Personal Effect by Kate White
Capability Procedures by Ian McEwen
Yod by Cliff Forshaw
Braised Yello by Peter Gruffydd.

Well done to everyone who entered, and made this such an interesting competition. Keep writing, and keep reading Poetry Wales!

Competition details

Entries must comprise 20-24 original poems.

The winner’s work will be published by Seren
receive a 250 pound cash prize,
25 complimentary copies of the pamphlet
and royalties from sales.

Work will be showcased on the Poetry Wales website and be promoted to print, broadcast and internet media. A taster from the winning collection will be published in Poetry Wales magazine.

Deadline for entries: Last post, May 1st. *PLEASE NOTE* The deadline has now passed.

E-mail info@poetrywales.co.uk for more information.