Our hearty congratulations go to Derek Sellen, winner of the second Five Words competition for his poem Survivor. Derek will be the guest poet at Ó Bhéal’s 8th anniversary event in April. Our best wishes go to all the shortlisted entrants, and for highly commended entries from Afric McGlinchey and Adannaya Igwe. Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and to judges Billy Ramsell and Jennifer Matthews for their excellent choices.
|Survivor||by Derek Sellen (England) winner|
|Sonnet in B Major||by Afric McGlinchey (Ireland) highly commended|
|Home Cooking||by Adannaya Igwe (UK) highly commended|
|Saved||by Liz Smith (England)|
|Breakfast||by Sheena Blackhall (Scotland)|
|At the Hair Clinic||by Derek Sellen (England)|
|The Snooze Button||by Margaret McCarthy (Ireland)|
|The Sectioning||by Bernadette McCarthy (Ireland)|
|I Coin a Line||by Mary Fahy (Ireland)|
|The Stereogram||by Anthony Scott (England)|
|Black Mountain Rebel||by Tess Sheridan Adams (Ireland)|
|False North||by John W. Sexton (Ireland)|
These poems will appear in Five Words Vol VIII, to be launched at Ó Bhéal on Monday the 13th of April 2015, along with an award presentation and readings from available contributors. The 3rd Five Words International Competition will commence at noon on Tuesday the 14th of April, 2015.
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