The Brighton & Hove Arts Council Poetry Festival 2021
Jackie Kay (CBE) Award-winning Scottish poet, playwright, and novelist.
Scots Makar (national poet of Scotland).
Jackie awarded the competition prizes.
Grace Nichols (FRSL) Commonwealth Poetry Prize winner, now living in Sussex.
John Agard Well known poet, playwright and children’s writer living in Sussex.
Awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry
Plus Hammer and Tongue poetry slam winners.
Hosted by Mike Parker
There was almost a full house and the audience had a great time!
Sussex Poetry Competition 2021
The winners were selected by Dr Jess Moriarty,
Head of Creative Writing at University of Brighton
And presented by Jackie Kay
(seen here with BHAC compere Kevin Rance and runner up Peter Wellby)
The Winners were
|First prize||Kathy Brown||It could have been worse|
|Second prize||Jenny Mitchell||A History Of Attacks|
|Third prize||James Carson Lee||ADH me|
|Runner up||Hazel Rogers||The calm sea|
|Runner up||Marcia Morgan||Let me be a man|
|Runner up||Peter Wellby||From Chalvington to Ripe|
|Runner up||Jenny Abura||The tiger within|
|Runner up||Catherine Redford||Between women just grown up|
|First prize||Florence Unwin||Ribcage observer|
|Second prize – joint||Chris Gates||Star talk|
|Second prize – joint||Rosalie Nickerson||This is a poem I was inspired to write|