The Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2015 was a great success. We are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of this year's competition.
First Prize (£450 – Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2015)
Alex Toms, Lessons for an Apprentice Eel Catcher
Second Prize (£200)
Eve Jackson, Befriending
Third Prize (£150)
Rachel Davies, 1xChel and the Madonna
In no particular order
Patrick Cotter, Song of the Maid
Jennifer A. McGowan, Margery Kempe
John Foggin, Milton’s Daughter Goes to Market
Andrew Rudd, Isla and Baby Jesus
Roz Goddard, Monk
Catherine Ayres, Leaving at Day Break
Jenny King, Anonymous
Come and hear this year's judge and winners read their poems at Manchester Cathedral on Monday 19 October at 1.45pm. This event is free but booking is required.
The three prize-winning poems and the highly commended poetry will be published in the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2015 booklet.
To order, please send a UK sterling cheque or postal order, made payable to Manchester Cathedral, for £4.00 (which also covers the cost of return postage) along with your name and address, email address or telephone number to the Cathedral, to the following address: Manchester Cathedral, Victoria Street, Manchester, M3 1SX.
Any profits from the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition go to the Booth Centre charity.
Thank you for all of your entries, and good luck for next year!