I guess I’m not supposed to say which yet, but I’ve one of the prizes at the Newark competition, which is a great way to start the New Year. The prize giving and reading is on Saturday 22nd, 10.00-12.00, Methodist Chapel, Chapel Lane, Farndon, Newark. I’m sure they’ll be keen for you to drop in.

The prize-winning poem is “Before Morning Comes”, another slightly off the wall piece. For reasons that I simply don’t understand, it seems that such poems occur to me with relative ease, although getting them into a balanced form takes the usual rounds of revision, self-satisfaction, and then an extensive period of proper revision.

The Newark Poetry Society is at http://www.newarkpoetrysociety.co.uk/newarkpoetrysociety.co.uk/Welcome.html