We are delighted to announce the winners of our first inaugural Timothy Corsellis Prize, for poems responding to WWII poetry.
Poets aged 14-25 were asked to send in poems responding to the life and/or work of Timothy Corsellis, Sidney Keyes, Alun Lewis, John Jarmain, Keith Douglas and Henry Reed, along with a short commentary discussing their response. We had hundreds of submissions and the standard was incredibly high – our judges from the War Poets Association, Imperial War Museums and the Poetry Society had such a hard time choosing the winners, and everyone involved with the competition was staggered by the quality of the poems. The judges couldn’t narrow it down to two runners-up, so we decided to award three prizes. We were so impressed by all the entries that we wanted to acknowledge everyone’s achievement by sending feedback to each individual entrant. If you entered the Prize, you will receive that in the next week or so.
So, without further ado, we are excited to announce our winner and runners-up:
Nat Norland, 17- ‘The Seventh Largest City in Germany’
Mary Anne Clark, 18 – ‘From Home’
Phyllida Jacobs, 18 – ‘An English Airman Recalls His Death’
Eric Aupperle, 17 – ‘Desert’