One Poem in a Hundred: The Final Four at Last!

The Short Poem Competition had 395 entries so it isn’t too inaccurate to describe the Final Four Poems in this way.

Here, as chosen by the outside judge Picador poet Rachael Boast are the results which were announced at the end of yesterday’s truly amazing Best Ever Afternoon of Good Poetry in Bath.


Claire Dyer for In Chinese and Rosie Jackson for John Donne Arriving in Heaven


Louise Green for Sieste with Jean Gabriel


Jonathan Steffen for Road Atlas

Congratulations to these four hugely talented poets.  When I retrieve my belongings from Queen Square tomorrow, I will write up the Cafe Judges’ admiring comments about all the listed poems which were shared in the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution yesterday afternoon.  First though I need to wake up from brilliant open air post-competition celebrations at Carluccio’s with the lovely authors of Ghost Notes, Above Lamorna and Guinevere’s Gown and a young german shepherd called Tosca.

The never-ending delights of poetry, poetry friendships and prosecco…

3 thoughts on “One Poem in a Hundred: The Final Four at Last!

  1. Congratulations to Claire Dyer, Rosie Jackson and Louise Green, and many thanks to Rachael Boast, Sue Boyle and everyone who was involved in arranging this event. It is a great honour to receive this prize. I was very sorry not to be at the event itself. Best wishes to all from Cambridge!


  2. Dear Sue Thank you for organising such an interesting and enjoyable poetry event. Sorry I didn’t join you for post-competition celebrations but I had to dash for my train! Very best wishes Sarah

    Sent from my iPad



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