INDIGO DREAMS PUBLISHING LTD
Geoff Stevens was born at West Bromwich 4th June 1942. He worked as an industrial chemist until 1995.
In 1976 he launched his own poetry magazine, Purple Patch, a successful and long-running magazine, called 'a national treasure' by The Guardian. The magazine closed with his death in February 2012.
Geoff was also a successful poet in his own right being published in many magazines both in UK and overseas. We were lucky enough to be his friend and publisher, his last Indigo publication, Sleeping With You, being published just one month before he died. He saw it, he loved it, and wrote: "I’m glad that Indigo Dreams is so busy – it means the UK’s best poetry publisher is being successful." Totally over the top, but hey, who cares?
A great lover of poetry, a great man to know. We will keep his name alive through this competition in his honour.
Geoff Stevens 04/06/1942 - 02/02/2012
GEOFF STEVENS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE 2020
We are delighted to announce the results of this Prize. Huge congratulations to Beda and Jane and we are looking forward to working with you. Congratulations also to the Highly Commended and Commended for coming so close - what poets you all are! Thank you all again, stay safe, Ronnie & Dawn
BEDA HIGGINS - OURSELVES
JANE LOVELL - THE GOD OF LOST WAYS
RUTH AYLETT - NO NEED TO ASK WHERE
JOSH EKROY - AT THE CAROUSEL
CHRIS HEMINGWAY - PAPERFOLDERS
MARY ANNE SMITH - THE SHOCK ROOM
LAURA THEIS - HOW TO EXTRICATE YOURSELF
MAIA ELSNER - GOSSAMER
GUY ELSTON - HAND ME DOWN
GREG FREEMAN - THE MERMAID'S PURSE
JULIE IRAGARAY - WHALERS, WITCHES AND GAUCHOS
STEPHEN KEELER - THINKING OF LEAVING
JO MAZELIS - SMALL DISTURBANCES
LAURA WAINWRIGHT - SHOALING ATOMS