By Holland Park Press
We’re delighted to announce the shortlisted poems for the What’s your History Poetry Award on Gedichtendag, Dutch National Poetry Day.
This year we had such a good response to our call for entries that we were able to select a wonderful English shortlist, and for the first time also a Dutch shortlist.
Colin Bancroft – To the Lighthouse
Pauline Duffy – First Sunday of Advent. 1978.
Atar Hadari – When
Danielle Hope – Looking South
Simon Jackson – Burning Barbie
Sonia Jarema – Homecoming Ukraine 1999
Nikki Magennis – The Rest
Omar Majeed – To tell you my story would be to impose structure on chaos
Clare Mulley – Lineage
Deborah Stevenson – Cecil Park – High as the Swings
Mary Whitsell – Boxes
Meliza de Vries – eilandhoppen
Emile den Tex – Amsterdam
Joris Denoo – Straat zonder einde
Justine Linnebank – Dode dromen
Sylvie Marie – winteruur
Sanja Simunic – nieuw land oude stenen
Shahenshah Yaqut – Kartonnen leven
Hans van Zwolle – Waar ik was
Congratulations to all shortlisted authors!
The shortlisted poems will be read at the What’s your History Awards Ceremony on 27 February in the Poetry Cafe, London.