Winners of Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2019

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  • 3 October 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up in this year's poetry competition and are extremely grateful to the judge this year, Anthony Wilson, poet and educator. 

First Prize (£500 – Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year, 2019)
‘Mary Magdalene in the Desert’ by Ailsa Holland

Second Prize (£250)
‘Letter to Cennino Cennini; author, "Il Libro dell'Arte" (ca.1400)’ by John Maguire

Third Prize (£150)
‘Waiting for results’ by Iora Dawes

Highly Commended (in no particular order)

Kennet Lock’ by Diane Mulholland

‘Matins’ by Mary Lee

‘Concerning Light and Shade’ by Michael Brown

‘Summer of ‘76’ by Noel King

‘Doxology’ by Paul Tomes

‘Nun with keys’ by Robbie Burton

‘The Sisters of St. Hilaire’ by Chloe Balcomb                                                    

Read more about the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2019 here