Luisa Igloria won the 2015 Resurgence Poetry Prize with her poem ‘Auguries’. Chair of the judges, Sir Andrew Motion, praised her winning work for its “authenticity, intensity and cohesion”.

Second prize was awarded to Claire Collison for her pom ‘The Architect’. Third prize went to Meredi Ortega for ‘Moving into Hannah’s House’. The following poets were also highly commended by the judges: Sue Profitt, Judy Brown, Elaine Ewart, Nicola Healey, Geraldine Clarkson, Ruth Wiggins, Ruth Yates.

The 2015 judges were Sir Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald and Jo Shapcott.


2015 Winning Poems

First Prize

Luisa Igloria


Second Prize

Claire Collison

The Architect

Third Prize

Meredi Ortega

Moving into Hannah’s House

Commended Poems – Alphabetically, by Author

Judy Brown


Geraldine Clarkson

Snow Rules

Elaine Ewart

Fen, Again

Nicola Healey

Robin Interlude

Sue Proffitt


Ruth Wiggins

Tasmanian Tiger