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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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We are delighted to announce the winners of our

GEOFF STEVENS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE 2018

Thank you all for making this such a difficult choice.

It is always exciting when adjudication has been completed

and the Great Reveal gives us the names of the individual poets.

Huge congratulations to all on this list and especially to

our winners, Jenny Mitchell and Carl Griffin.

We look forward to working with you both.

If you are listed here and are a Poetry Society member please let them know.

 

 

WINNERS

 

JENNY MITCHELL - HER LOST LANGUAGE

CARL GRIFFIN - THROAT OF HAWTHORN

 

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

 

TISTA AUSTIN - THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BONFIRE AND A CAMPFIRE

SARAH BARR - HOW WE MET

ANGELENA DEMARIA - SHOW REEL

DIANA McCORMACK - THE THINGS YOU NEVER BELIEVED

RUFUS MUFASA - FLASHBACKS AND FLOWERS

JULIE SAMPSON - STRETCH OF THE LONG-TONGUED HUMMING BEE

SEAN STREET - THE SOUND RECORDIST

 

 

COMMENDED

 

VERONICA AARONSON - STILL ARRIVING

DENISE BUNDRED - CRUX OF THE MATTER

KAYLEIGH CAMPBELL - LINES BETWEEN US

PAT EDWARDS - ASTRAL

REBECCA GETHIN - HOUSE OF WATER

JAN HARRIS - A CHIFFCHAFF SINGING FROM THE SYCAMORE TREE

KAVITA A JINDAL - WHISKY BALLERINA

PETER KENNEDY - A LIFE IN RAINBOWS AND BIRDS

SHARON LARKIN - SOL Y SOMBRA

DINO MAHONEY - DID YOU WRITE THIS?

SARAH MACLEOD - IT'S TIME YOU KNEW ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

MARILYN TIMMS - DECIPHERING THE MAZE

SUE WHITMORE - HUMAN INTEREST

CATHERINE WHITTAKER - IN THE GRIP OF THE MOUNTAINS