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2020 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology

The 2020 Ginkgo Prize anthology contains all the winning and highly commended poems from the 2020 awards judged by Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage and Jade Cuttle.

The winning poets were Jane Lovell, Daniel Fraser and Emily Groves. Runners up were Nicola Healey and Sue Kindon and the AONB Best Poem of Landscape was Liz Byrne.

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We’re offering 30% off some of our fantastic Spring Term courses. To brighten the beginning of 2023, we’re offering a 30% discount on selected Spring Term courses. Just use the coupon code JANSALE to access this limited-time offer.  Check out the full list of discounted courses below; we can’t wait to begin writing with you this…

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Stanzas for Ukraine – 14

The ‘Fraternal’ War[1] by Lana Perlulainen, translated from the Ukrainian by Stephen Komarnyckyj. This war wasn’t a surprise for me. I happened to be living with my husband and son in Novosibirsk when the August Putsch of 1991 occurred, followed by the collapse of the unbreakable Union and Ukraine’s Declaration of Independence. Suddenly, Large-State chauvinism…

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