INDIGO DREAMS PUBLISHING LTD

 

The Geoff Stevens Memorial Poetry Prize

GEOFF STEVENS

 

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, which 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 as long as Indigo Dreams continues to exist.

 

Geoff Stevens 04/06/1942 - 02/02/2012

 

 

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THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUBMISSIONS AND TREMENDOUS SUPPORT FOR THIS ANNUAL COMPETITION.

 

WE WILL SHORTLY RECEIVE THE ANONYMOUS COLLECTIONS AND HAVE THE HAPPY-SAD EXPERIENCE OF ADJUDICATING.

 

WE KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE THAT THERE WILL BE FAR MORE THAN TWO THAT WE'D LIKE TO PUBLISH, BUT THAT IS ALWAYS THE WAY.

 

WE HOPE TO ADVISE YOU OF THE RESULTS AT THE END OF THE MONTH, EARLY MARCH.

 

LOVE AND LIGHT FROM US.

 

DAWN & RONNIE

INDIGO DREAMS