We are delighted to announce the winners and commended poets for 2016:


1. ‘Rebecca’ by Ken Evans

2. ‘Casting Innocence’ by Amelia Loulli

3. ‘From the Observer’s Book of Scent’ by Roy Marshall


‘Portrait as a Crow’ by Nick Compton

‘Howlet’ by Yvonne Reddick

‘Mammuthus Trogontherii’ by Ian McEwen

‘Kaktovik’ by Charlotte Eichler

Our congratulations to all seven and thanks to Daljit Nagra for his work as guest judge.

Join us on 8th October at the Arts Centre Swindon for the Battered Moons evening of celebration and readings, pharm pharm featuring the seven finalists and judges Daljit Nagra and Cristina Newton, stuff with music by Persian flutist Iman Askari and guitarrist Haydn Bonadie.

The event is part of the fantastic Poetry Swindon Festival.