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Seán Hewitt Wins Resurgence Prize with the Poetry School!


At a special reading yesterday at Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival, we announced the winners of the 2017 Resurgence Prize with the Poetry School. Our winner took home a cheque for £5,000 and will be attending an artists’ residency at Great Glemham. Second and third prize won £2,000 and £1,000 respectively. Congratulations all!


Winner: Ilex  by Seán Hewitt
Second Prize: Dhanakosa, Scotland  by Cath Drake
Third Prize: Bomb  by Emily Diamand

Highly Commended 

Walking with Rilke by Linda France
Windward by Paul Stephenson
Limpet  by Anna Bindoff
The flaw in the pattern by Rachael Mead
What the trees do by Laura Scott
Dawn of a New Age by Sue Norton
River, post-spate by Joanna Guthrie
Fractures  by David Clarke
So  by Roy Woolley

Read all of the highly commended poems on


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