Frogmore Poetry Prize
Very excited to hear that I'm second runner-up in the 2008 Frogmore Poetry Prize, adjudicated by Clare Pollard! Haven't really entered many poetry competitions in the past - the odds against winning have always seemed so enormous so I've always focused on just submitting poems to journals and anthologies instead. But this year I decided I'd give it a go, albeit in a rather tentative, this-can't-possibly-lead-to-anything sort of way. Having such low expectations has made the news of my win even more gratifying and I'm looking forward both to reading the selection of Frogmore publications that forms part of my prize and to spending my fifty guineas cheque!