Our heartfelt congratulations to John Baylis Post, winner of the 4th Five Words competition, for his poem Identifications. John will read at Ó Bhéal’s 10th anniversary event on April 10th 2017, along with other contributors to Five Words Vol X. Our congratulations also to all of the shortlisted entrants, and for highly commended entries from Siobhan Campbell (who will also attend) and from Five Words Alumna Tamara Miles. A huge thanks to everyone who took part this year, and to judges Afric McGlinchey and John W. Sexton for their selection of excellence.
|Identifications||by John Baylis Post (Ireland) winner|
|Milk||by Siobhan Campbell (Ireland) highly commended|
|The Safety||by Tamara Miles (U.S.A.) highly commended|
|Eve||by Siobhan Campbell (Ireland)|
|Lovelocks||by Jane Boxall (U.S.A.)|
|Only Connected||by Margaret Mc Carthy (Ireland)|
|Perspective||by Ted O’Regan (Ireland)|
|The Zombie-Maker||by Derek Sellen (England)|
|Minor Deities||by Tamara Miles (U.S.A.)|
|A Fickle God||by Margaret Mc Carthy (Ireland)|
|Stitches||by Jane Boxall (U.S.A.)|
|The Buttonhole||by John D. Kelly (Northern Ireland)|
These poems will appear in Five Words Vol X, which will be launched at Ó Bhéal on Monday the 10th of April 2017, along with an award presentation and readings from available contributors. The 5th Five Words International Competition will commence at noon on Tuesday the 11th of April, 2017.
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