Saturday, 30 April 2016

Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2015 - Results and Adjudication Report

Daniel Knibb wins the Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2015. Second prize goes to Lynne Voyce and third prize to Paul McDonald. See the adjudication report and full results here:

Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2015 - Results and Adjudication Report

Diane Cook's Strix Aluco wins the Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2015. Noel Williams and Philip Burton claim the second and third prizes respectively.
Read the judge Afam Akeh's Adjudication Report on the competition here:

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Mandy Pannett reviews Peter Oram’s In Carvoeiro

Peter Oram’s In Carvoeiro And Other Sequences won first prize in the 2015 poetry collection competition organised by SPM Publications. It is an outstanding collection for many reasons, not
least the poet’s technical skill in maintaining a natural sounding and musical tone throughout while at the same time composing three of the four sections in the sonnet form.

More on this later but for now I’d like to focus on the mood of the poems and what seems to me to be the overriding theme of the collection which is the precarious balance between different worlds whether they be related to landscape, elements, relationships or political events. Read the full review here