Our White Label competitions are pretty much the foundation for everything that we’re trying to do with Hedgehog, as they aim to find as many first time poets as possible and then we do our best to get their work into print.
First collections are special and it is always a buzz to find poets who have put a body of work together that takes your breath away, and I’m pleased to say that this time I’ve chosen two.
All of which is leading up to me hoping that you will join me in congratulating:
1. Anja Meyer, and
2. Beth Brooke
on winning the competition and having their debut collections published by the Hedgehog Press during 2022.
The full list of shortlisted poets is:
- Anne Macaulay (Highly Commended)
- Anja Meyer
- Beth Brooke
- Peter Kennedy
- Steve Scholey
- Neil Kelly
- Rosana Cox (Highly Commended)
- Sandy Spencer
- Wendy Jett
- Claire Lynn
Thanks again to everybody who entered, it really is appreciated.