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2022 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology

The 2022 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology contains all the winning and highly commended poems from this year’s awards, judged by renowned poet ecopoet and memoirist Seán Hewitt, and ecopoet, writer, and editor Karen McCarthy Woolf.

The winning poets were Anthony Lawrence, Cath Drake, Yvonne Reddick and the AONB Best Poem of UK Landscape was written by David Canning.

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