News - Alan Franks wins Wilfred Owen Association Poetry Competition

Posted: 06/09/2014 17:26 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Association has announced the winners of its International Poetry Competition, held to commemorate Wilfred Owen in this WW1 centenary year.

Adult category

  • First prize has been awarded to Alan Franks for his poem “The Manor”
  • Second prize: Pamela Trudie Hodge for "Those Green-Thumbed Boys"
  • Joint Third prize: Susan Davies for "The Mango Tree"

                          Pat Winslow for "Stroyka 501"

Click here to read all four poems.

Young person’s prize

Joint winners:

  • Conor McKee for "The Miners"
  • Peter Mumford for "Ein Unbekannter Deutscher Offizier" ​

Both poems are published here.

Alan Franks receiving his prize from Michael Longley

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