‘Shell’ wins the 2009 Ipswich Poetry Feast Competition

I’ve just discovered that my poem ‘Shell’ won the Open Age Poetry section of the 7th Annual Ipswich Poetry Feast this year! I’m blown away – thanks so much to the judges and the organizers!

To have a read go here and here where you can see the other winners – Vanessa Page, Brett Dionysius, Michael Crane & Nicholas Elderdige to name a few.

6 thoughts on “‘Shell’ wins the 2009 Ipswich Poetry Feast Competition

  1. Congratulations, a beautiful poem, and looking at Vanessa’s poem ‘Between Barcaldine and Us’ the competition attracted some highly polished entries.

  2. Hi Paul, great to see you here! And thank you – for extempore too, it’s a fantastic magazine, huh? I’m so glad Miriam started a jazz mag – I think I should plug it here too

    Yes! Thank you, Mark! I’m very, very happy! And didn’t Vanessa’s have some superb images – and ‘the telephone…decoding your face’ was great!

  3. Congratulations, Ashley! I am so thrilled to have the opportunity to read your work here in the cyber world. It is a well deserved honor. “Shell” is excellent. It made me cry, but I mean that in a good way. I love it when a poem reaches into my life and connects. Absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed reading all of the work, too.

  4. Thank you, Julie! So happy that it touched you! ‘Shell’ is actually part of the new collection, I feel bad that I cannot credit the award in my acknowledgements section (as it went to print a month ago or so)

    How’s your collection coming along?

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