Recent Troubadour Poetry Prize–Winners

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2018

The following prizewinning poems were chosen by our 2018 judges, Jo Shapcott & Daljit Nagra, & read by winning poets at our Troubadour prize-giving on Monday 26th November 2018:

  • First Prize, £2,000, What My Net Dragged to the Surface, Cuifen Chen, Singapore
  • Second Prize, £1000, ‘there’s rue for you; and here’s some for me’, Doreen Gurrey, York
  • Third Prize, a week-long Arvon writing course, Blood Boy, Meredi Ortega, Aberdeen

& with thanks to 2018 prize sponsorship from leading poetry magazines & poetry publishers,

Five prizes of one-year magazine subscriptions from:

  • New Ohio Review: Immigrant Song, Chris Greenhalgh, Milan, Italy
  • MsLexia: Ophelia’s, Like, Response to Hamlet, Tracy Youngblom, Coon Rapids, USA
  • Poetry Wales: I Stepped into my Father’s Shoes, Paul McMahon, Belfast
  • PN Review: Tomorrow My Brother Died, William Griggs, London
  • Under the Radar: In the Dog Kitchen, Ann Leahy, Dublin

Five prizes of book-bundles each with 6 latest poetry titles from:

  • Bloodaxe Books: 7 Ways of Being More Tiger, Hilary Watson, Cardiff
  • Seren Books: White Rush, Kristal Phillips, Kenilworth
  • Carcanet: Yom Kippur, Jacqueline Saphra, London
  • Faber: Homecoming, Jo Clement, North Shields
  • Nine Arches Press: The Days, Vanessa Lampert, Wallingford

The poets whose work the judges chose in their longlist were: Alice B Fogel, Andrew Hamilton, Ann Kaiser, Anne Macaulay, Asma Mani, Caroline Maldonado, Charlotte Baldwin, Christopher James, Claire Collison, Claudia Daventry, David Olsen, Edwina Gleeson, Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Elizabeth Barrett, Eric Berlin, Erin Halliday, Gregory Warren Wilson, Harris Brine, Helen Overell, Howard Wright, Ian House, Jayne Stanton, Jim Garber, John Gohorry, Jonathan Mendaoz, Julia Webb, Julian Stannard, Karen Green, Karen Kovacik, Keith Jarrett, Leonardo Boix, Linda Cooper, Lindsey Holland, Louisa Archer, Lesley Saunders, Lucy Cage, Lucy Hamilton, Lucy Watt, ME Muir, Majella Kelly, Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Mark Anderson, Miriam Calleja, Mirkka Jokelainen, Nancy Klepsch, Neil Young, Niall Bourke, Nick Norwood, Olivia Stewart Liberty, Pamela Johnson, Pam Thompson, Paula Finn, Polly Atkin, Ricky Ray, Robbie Frazer, Robert Stein, Royston Tester, Ruth Aylett, Ruth McIlroy, Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, Sarah Westcott, Seth Canner, Simon Rees-Roberts, Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal, Thomas Malloch, Tim Waller, Tista Austin, Warren Czapa, Wendy French, Wendy Pratt & Wes Lee

Read the prize–winning poems

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