Rob Miles, a lecturer at the University of Hull, won the 2016 Resurgence Poetry Prize for his poem ‘Captivity’. Head judge Jo Shapcott described Miles’s winning work as “a pure and concentrated poem, full of fire and detail.”

Second prize was awarded to Dominic Bury for his poem ‘Brothers’. Third prize went to Majella Kelly for ‘Sonnet for The Glass Blower’. The following poets were also highly commended by the judges: Dom Bury, Mary Jean Chan, Linda France, Jane Houston, Harry Man, Emma Must, and Richard Hutchings-Webber.

The 2016 judges were Jo Shapcott and Imtiaz Dharker.

From left: Emma Must, commended poet; (behind her) Dom Bury, 2nd Prize; Rob Miles, winner; Imtiaz Dharker, judge; Majella Kelly, 3rd Prize; Jo Shapcott, judge. Photo by Diana Tupilus.

 

2016 Winning Poems

First Prize

Rob Miles

Captivity

Second Prize

Dom Bury

Brother

Third Prize

Majella Kelly

Sonnet for the Glass Blower

Commended Poems – Alphabetically, by Author

Mary Jean Chan

Elegy for Yuan Jiang

Mary Jean Chan

One Breath

Linda France

The Screaming Party

Jane Houston

Encantado

Richard Hutchings-Webber

For I Am Hundred Today

 

 

 

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