Winners of Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2018

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  • 4 October 2018

We are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up in this year's poetry competition.

Winners and Runners-up

First Prize (£500 – Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2018)
‘5 AM: Paradise: First Light’ – Ian Dudley

Second Prize (£250)
‘Galilee’ – Mary Anne Clark

Third Prize (£150)
‘Sarajevo in Snow’ – Nicola Slee

Highly Commended (in no particular order)

‘When in Doubt’ by Frances Corkey Thompson
‘When we Danced’ by Karen Hill
‘Zion’ by Glen Wilson
‘How to Eat Vietnamese Noodle Soup’ by Sam Bradwell
‘The Zen of Grief’ by David Head
‘Girl with a Pearl earring’ by Louise Greig

The prize-giving will take place at Manchester Cathedral on Monday 15 October at 2.30pm.

The winning poem will be published in the November edition of Cathedral News.

The three prize-winning poems and the highly commended poetry will be published in the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2018.

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.