The Poetry School/Pighog Press Pamphlet Competition
Kate White's pamphlet The Old Madness has been named the winner of the 2013 Poetry School Pighog Poetry Pamphlet Competition.
The runners up are:
Philip Cowell, In Spite of Asteroids
Vicki Husband The Man on the Corner
Alex MacDonald Everything is fine
Martin Malone Cur
Many thanks to all the entrants, the judges, Ciaran O'Driscoll and Julia Bird, and to everyone at Pighog and The Poetry School who helped organise the competition.
The Organisers and Judges
The Poetry School is a national arts education charity based in London. It exists to nurture poetic talent and support the development of poets in aid of a dynamic, diverse and popular contemporary poetry for readers and audiences everywhere.
Pighog Press is an award-winning publisher based in Brighton, England. It publishes high quality original work from a diverse range of regional and international voices.
Julia Bird grew up in Tetbury, Gloucestershire and now lives in London. She studied English Language and Literature at Reading University and has an M.A. in Creative Writing and Education from the University of Sussex. She moved to London in 1997 to work for the Poetry Book Society before moving to the Poetry School and setting up a small independent literature promotion company, Jaybird Live Literature, which produces and manages touring poetry shows. Her first collection Hannah and the Monk (Salt Publishing) was published in 2008, and a second Twenty-Four Seven Blossom will be out later in 2013. She is an editor for Magmapoetry magazine.
Ciaran O'Driscoll was born in Callan, Co. Kilkenny in 1943 and lives in Limerick. He a committee member of Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival and a member of Aosdána, an institution established by the Irish Arts Council to honour artists and writers who have made an outstanding contribution to art and literature. He has published six collections of poetry, including Gog and Magog (Salmon, 1987) and his New and Selected Poems, Moving On, Still There (Dedalus, 2001). He has won a number of awards for his work, including the Patrick and Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship in Poetry. Liverpool University Press published his childhood memoir, A Runner Among Falling Leaves, in 2001. His novel A Year’s Midnight was published by Pighog in 2012.
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