‘Nicely Folded Paper – Quatre’ Pamphlet Competition – RESULTS

I’m pleased and proud to be able to announce the winner of our Fourth Nicely Folded Paper Competition, which aims to find and publish a full-sized pamphlet of wonderfilled poetry.

As ever, there were some fantastic entries and I have enjoyed reading all of them, but in the end I got it down to a shortlist of:

  1. Phil Vernon
  2. Peter A. Kelly
  3. Romina van Maaren
  4. Alastair Hesp
  5. Clare Morton
  6. Julian Aiken
  7. Sarah Barr
  8. Abigail Rowland
  9. Naomi Sterling
  10. Yvonne Baker

But there has to be one winner and I am incredibly excited that a brilliant collection, ‘The Pins That Pierce Her’ from Naomi Sterling, just about edged everybody else.

Let me be the first to congratulate Naomi as I look forward to her collection being published by Hedgehog in 2021.


About Naomi Sterling:

Born to an English father and South African mother, Naomi Sterling was educated in Stoke-on-Trent, Swaziland and Sheffield.  She taught secondary-school English in the foothills of Kilimanjaro and the east of Rwanda before founding and running, with her husband, the Streets Ahead Children’s Centre Association (SACCA), a local NGO for street kids in rural Rwanda. They returned to England in 2007 when their eldest son was diagnosed with complex special needs, and she currently teaches at an inner-city school in Stoke-on-Trent.  Her work has been published in The Rubicon and Ozy, Sheffield University’s two student publications, and shortlisted for the Sentinel Poetry Prize.


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