Recent Troubadour Poetry Prize–Winners

Troubadour Poetry Prize 2016

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016

The following prizewinning poems were chosen by our 2016 judges Jane Yeh & Glyn Maxwell who will read along with winning poets at our annual prize-giving event at the Troubadour on Monday 31st October 2016:

  • First Prize, £5,000, Pasodoble With Lizards, Abigail Parry, London
  • Second Prize, £1,000, Father, Dennis L.M. Lewis, Doha, Qatar
  • Third Prize, £500, To the Headless Long-Stemmed Rose on a Staircase in the Subway, Kateri Lanthier, Toronto, Canada

plus (new!) Troubadour prizes (for London/South-East winners)

  • £100 Troubadour restaurant gift voucher, Shogo Says, Kirsten Irving, London
  • Bottle of Troubadour champagne, Monologues for Young Actresses, Barbara Barnes, London

plus 20 prizes of £25 each for:

  • Patience, Andrea Holland, Norwich
  • Threads, Audrey Ardern-Jones, Epsom, Surrey
  • After all you discover it is about locks, Barbara Morton, Drumoig, Fife
  • Balloons, Betty Thompson, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland
  • Departure, Beverly Nadin, Sheffield
  • Ode to an Octopus, Catherine Temma Davidson, London
  • Writing Him Out, Elizabeth Parker, Bristol
  • [La Madre wants not to be in the sea—], Geraldine Clarkson, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
  • Flight, Giles Goodland, London
  • Fossils, Jennie Osborne, Ideford, Devon
  • Vera, Keith Hutson, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
  • Leeches, Lindsey Holland, Aughton, Lancashire
  • by the aviary his brother sat down and wept, Mariel Alonzo, Davao, Philippines
  • The Bird Woman of Nigeria, Noreen Ellis, Chicago, USA
  • Advice for Girls, Phoebe Stuckes, Alcombe, Somerset
  • Surfacing, Richard Aronowitz, Oxford
  • Plague, Ruth Waterman, London
  • Dieppe, Scott Elder, St Priest des Champs, France

Read the prize–winning poems

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