Jenny McRobert Wins Biggest Poetry Contest In Wales

Jenny McRobert wins the international Welsh Poetry Competition with her poem 'Pegasus Rising'.
PONTYPRIDD, Wales - July 24, 2023 - PRLog -- Congratulations Jenny McRobert, winner of our 17th competition with her poem 'Pegasus Rising'

Our judge Mick Evans picked the following winners:

1st Prize – Pegasus Rising – Jenny McRobert
2nd Prize – The Poet's Way – Partridge Boswell
3rd Prize – My father's last pint – Michael W Thomas

Judges comments:

It has been a privilege to read the poems in this competition. The range and depth of feeling, the craft, the lightness of touch with such power of suggestion have been, on many occasions, breathtaking. Poetry grips the emotions, in this competition often in heart rending ways, but ultimately, always challenging us, finding fresh ways to re-examine and share experience. Reading works of such skill and variety has given me immense pleasure, and enormous respect for writers who have laboured to craft their work, and constantly found ways to delight, surprise, and impress, with their candour and clarity. I thank everyone for such commitment, and for sharing your love of language.

Jenny McRobert was born in Hackney, London and now lives in Winchester.  Making the transiton from Psychologist to poet has been Jenny's most pleasurable journey. Silver Samovar, Jenny's debut collection, was published in 2021 by The High Window Press.  Single poems have been published in Dreamcatcher, and online in Ink Sweat &Tears, The High Window and Words for the Wild.

Highly Commended

4th   Greenan Castle Ruins – Julie Sheridan (Barcelona, Spain)

5th   Stone Ground – Adele Evershed (Wilton, USA)

6th   It never happened – Denise O'Hagen (Northbridge, Australia)

The remaining top twenty highly commended in no particular order:

When Wittgenstein Met Hitler – James Knox Whittet (Swaffham, Norfolk, England)

On the 253 bus without a palm cross – Jenny McRobert (Sutton Scotney, Winchester, England)

Looking back at me – Philip Harris (Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales)

Long Before Me – Philip Burton (Bacup, Lancashire, England)

Ruin – Sharon Black (Gardoussel, France)

My Father haunts Charing Cross Road – Jenny McRobert (Sutton Scotney, Winchester, England)

I Return To Lisbon – David Brady (Stockton on Tees, England)

The year my daughter moved to London – Bernie Crawford (Co. Galway, Ireland)

The Curfew Breakers– Sue Davies (Fareham, Hampshire, England)

A windfall in lockdown – Philip Dunn (Nannerch, Flintshire, Wales)

Turn – Michael W Thomas (Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, England)

A room of one's own – Sharon Black (Gardoussel, France)

Carrauntoohil – Anne Connolly (Edinburgh, Scotland)

The Torn Dust Jacket – Tony Peyser (Altadena, USA)

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