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Poet of the Year Awards: Shortlist revealed

Canterbury Festival’s Poet of the Year Awards evening will take place on Friday 4 October at 7.30pm at Colyer-Fergusson Hall. We are delighted to share this year’s shortlisted poems and invite you to join us for readings and prize giving at this free event. A poetry anthology featuring this year’s longlisted poems is available from the Canterbury Festival office for £5.

  • Remembered by Nicolette Golding
  • Birds Have No Days of the Week by Eve Jackson
  • Mrs Magnificence by Eve Jackson
  • Acts 1-3 Combined by Amy McGinn
  • Her beads have names by Marilyn Donovan
  • Flint Triptych by Marilyn Donovan
  • St Werburgh Banishes the Geese by Marilyn Donovan
  • The test by Lucy Dixcart
  • Eurydice looking to move by Christopher M James
  • Fever by Charlotte Cornell
  • Fudo in the British Museum by Vicki Morley
  • The most beautiful mummy in the world by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
  • The Minnesota Smallpox Epidemic of 1924 by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
  • A brief guide to stuffwork weaving and embrordery/a sung or muttered canto mouthed by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
  • Letting in Daylight by Mara Adamitz Scrupe