Cardiff International Poetry Competition
Winners of the 2007 Cardiff International Poetry Competition
First Prize, £5,000: Colette Bryce from Newcastle upon Tyne for Self Portrait in a Broken Wing Mirror
Second Prize, £500: Jennifer Copley from Cumbria for On Shyness
Third Prize, £250: Victor Tapner from Essex for Elizabeth Blackwell’s Five Hundred Cuts
Runners Up, winning £50 each:
Jeanne MacDonald from Tyne and Wear for Ten Days Later
Heather Richardson from Belfast for Wedding at Sea
Marlene Rosen Fine from New York for The Miners Widow
Elisa Pulido from California for Elko County
Pat Winslow from Oxon for The Boot at Barnard’s Gate
Winner: Colette Bryce
Owen Sheers was brought up and educated in Abergavenny. A young writer’s competition at the Hay Festival followed by a course at Ty Newydd, the National Writers’ centre for Wales, helped kick–start an interest in writing which recently led to him winning the 2005 Wales Book of the Year with The Dust Diaries (Faber & Faber 2004), a travel memoir set in Zimbabwe. He has also published two collections of poetry, The Blue Book (Seren, 2000) and Skirrid Hill (Seren, 2005). His one man play Unicorns, based on the life and poetry of WWII poet Keith Douglas will be produced by Old Vic, New Voices in the Winter of 2006. Owen’s debut novel Resistance will be published by Faber & Faber in April 2007.
Kathleen Jamie was born in the west of Scotland in 1962. Her poetry collections to date include The Tree House (Picador, 2004), which won both the Forward prize, and the Scottish Book of the Year Award and Jizzen (Picador, 1999) which won the Geoffey Faber Memorial Award. Her travel book about Northern Pakistan, Among Muslims, was published by Sort Of Books in 2002, and a non-fiction book Findings appeared in 2005. A part-time Reader in Creative Writing at St Andrews University, Kathleen now lives with her family in Fife.
Tiffany Atkinson: filter judge