It seems I forgot to mention that I won second prize in the Sentinel Poetry competition earlier this year (http://www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/results.htm) , and I found out a couple of days ago that I’ve also won the Ted Hughes Yorkshire Poet prize, within the Elmet Poetry competition. It feels wonderful to have these successes in relatively quick succession. And to have an award in the name of Ted Hughes (to go with the John Clare second prize last year) is a pleasant feeling, too.

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