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Western Mail: Women writers head Welsh book lists for 2013

Abbie Wightwick, WalesOnline Mar 16 2013 What’s will we be reading this year? Abbie Wightwick asks industry insiders to look to the future and predict the trends for 2013 (With my Parthian hat on, I predict your reading in this feature as part of the Western Mail's Books Special) Read more: Wales Online

I came 2nd in the Welshpool Poetry Festival Competition!

I am pleased to have placed as the second prize winner in the Welshpool Poetry Festival Competition. You can download my poem to read . Congratulations to 1st prize winner Jeanette Burton, 3rd prize winner Julia Forster and all of the highly commended poets especially Emily Cotterill. You can watch me read the poem from my garden here: Prizes: 1st - £150. 2nd - £50. 3rd - £25. ‘ On the eve of my 40th birthday I watch a news report about a pet alligator ’ by Jeanette Burton. ‘ In this battle there won’t be many hugs’ by Susie Wild. ‘ At Nineteen I got a Tattoo to Inoculate Myself’ by Julia Forster. Poems awarded Highly Commended by Jonathan Edwards were: ‘Nan’ by Jan Westwood ‘It is difficult to write a poem with a dog on your kneen’ by Jeanette Burton ‘This Black Country Wenchn’ by Tina Cole ‘Motion, Emotionn’ by Alison Lock ‘Inconstant Gardenersn’ by Kathy Miles ‘Michael Sheen Keeps

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Ah, and the other poem 'The Key Worker's Wife' has gone up on Carol Ann Duffy's Write Where We Are Now pandemic project too, although the cans are strictly 7up Free and Diet Coke Lime these days  ;)  Ben likes this poem less than the other one.