News! I’m one of the winners of the 2019 Bread & Roses Poetry Award with my poem Pencils which is definitely about stationery/art supplies and not about any current political situation in the UK. The other four winners are Rob Walton, Paul Summers, Martin Hayes and Jane Burn – links to follow soon once the winning poems have been published online; they’ll also appear in the 2019 Bread and Roses Poetry Anthology.
Thanks go to Unite for sponsoring the award and to Culture Matters who run it, and publish numerous poetry books; they “aim to promote a progressive political approach to the arts and all other cultural activities” which sounds good to me! The announcement’s been pretty low key as they are working on the anthology among much other work, so more to come, and I look forward to finding out more about my fellow award-winners and their writing, as well as the other 30 or so poets in the anthology.