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I’m pleased to say that after much cogitation, I am able to announce that the winner of our Full Fat Collection Competition, as chosen by David Mark Williams, is Oz Hardwick for his collection, The Lithium Codex.
David Mark Williams, who judged it, said,
“As soon as I started reading this collection I sensed I was in the presence of greatness. I had no doubts at all that this was the winner. These prose poems have the authority of a classic. It is not just the inventiveness of the writing but its precision. While each poem gives the impression of being improvised what impresses is how skillfully the effects are realised. It’s been such a privilege to be privy to having discovered this work and to ensure that it is going to be published.”
Oz’ Collection will be published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press during 2019.
The full Short List was:
I’d like to thank David for the judging and everybody that entered the competition.
I’m really pleased to finally be able to announce the winners of our ‘Tree Poets’ competition, that aimed to find three poets to share a pamphlet for us to publish this year.
In many ways, I hate to admit that the competition didn’t go well, but despite the Post Office losing the entries and everything else, we got there in the end and I am more than happy to say that we decided to publish two such collections, such was the quality of the entries.
So the winners are, in no apparent order:
1. Jane Lovell
2. Frank McHugh
3. Jane Burn
4. Kate Garrett
5, Elizabeth Gibson, and
6. Kay Channon
Their work will be published, split across two pamphlets:
a. Tree Poets : Shades of Fire, and
b. Tree Poets : Flames of Ice
I hope you will join me in congratulating all of the winners.
Additionally, given that we were both delayed and had a change of judge due to this, I will be writing to everybody who entered the competition and inviting them to enter any other Hedgehog Press competition that they wish with our compliments.
All the best
The Hedgehog Poetry Press
One of the real pleasures of the first nine months of the Hedgehog Press has been the fact that we have got to create nine beautiful Sticklebacks filled by brilliant poets. The paper editions of the micro-collections are long gone, but the poetry lives on in our lovely downloadables – and best of all FREE – PDF editions.
So have a lovely New Year, and feel free to help yourself to one or to all HERE
If you like them, it is a tricky time of year for a lot of people and I would love it if you could spare a couple of bob for a foodbank local to you. Sadly they aren’t hard to find these days.
I’m really pleased to be able to announce the results of our search for Three First Collections, to be published as part of our White Label Pamphlet series.
The three poets who have had their debut collection selected for publication by The Hedgehog Poetry Press in 2019, are:
Other Shortlisted Collections were:
I’d like to thank everybody that entered the competition, it would have been easy to choose a dozen more.
I’m proud and pleased to be able to announce that Judge Sue Burge has finished her deliberations and we can now unveil the results for the ‘Nicely Folded Paper’ Pamphlet Competition.
Winner: Melissa Fu
Speaking about Melissa’s collection, Sue said:
“A beautifully crafted, fully-fledged, mature piece of work. Each poem sings off the page in its own right, but together they form a pleasing and coherent whole with a strong, consistent voice.”
Highly Commended: C.R. Smith
Which Sue described, as:
“C R Smith’s carefully crafted pamphlet would be my second choice. The idea of fourteen poems in fourteen pages is a satisfying and well-thought through concept. There is a nostalgic, somewhat melancholic feel to many of the poems – they evoke a strong sense of place and the overall voice is a beguiling one.”
I’m pleased to say that Melissa will see her collection published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press in the new year and I would very much like to thank everybody that entered in what turned out to be a quite remarkable competition.
We are really proud to announce the shortlist and Winner of the Songs to Learn & Sing Competition.
Overall Winner: Ceinwen Haydon
Highly Commended Runner-ups: Ali Jones & Mick Yates
Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Peter Francis Pegnall
Zoë Sîobhan Howarth-Lowe
David Mark Williams
Kerri Anne Stebbins
All of the shortlisted poets will see their poems appear in the ‘Songs to Learn & Sing’ anthology which is due for release later this year.
I would like to thank everybody that took part in the competition. It was horrendously difficult to judge, and I hope you will excuse the fact that I am a little late in releasing the results.
We are very pleased to announce that the winner of our ‘A Slim Volume of One’s Own’ Collection Competition, is David Mark Williams for his collection ‘Papaya Fantasia’ which will be published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press in Winter 2018.
We are also pleased to say that Victoria Richards, Karen Dennison, Robin Lyndsay Wilson and Phil Vernon were all Highly Commended.
Once more, many thanks to everybody who entered the competition and congratulations to all of the poets who made it to the Longlist and beyond.
We are proud to announce a ‘Longlist’ for our ‘A Slim Volume of One’s Own’ Collection Competition.
The poets who have collections going forward to the final judging, are:
The final result is to be published on Monday 23rd of April. Many thanks to everybody who entered the competition and congratulations to all of the poets who made it to the Longlist.
It is hard to believe that it is only four months since I started to ask people to spare us their poetic change for ‘Arfur’, but I am pleased and proud to be able to say that we have finally got it all together and the first issue is about to go to print.
I’m a little new to this, as you know, so if this isn’t the done thing I’ll apologise now, but I thought it only right to say thank you to all of the people who submitted work, whether they ended-up in the magazine or not. It quite simply could have been hundreds of pages long and at times could well have ended-up that way.
In the end though, you have to choose and so here are the poets who have their work in this first edition:
The full line-up of articles, interviews and reviews will follow later.
If you’d like to pre-order a Deluxe copy of the magazine (and make sure there is a second issue!), you’d be more than welcome to visit HERE