February 28th, 2021 at 3:48 pm
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8th Five Words Poetry Competition Winners and Shortlist Announced
28th February 2021

We are delighted to announce the results of the 8th Five Words International Poetry Competition. Our warm congratulations go to first place winner Sinéad McClure for her poem A Rook Longs For A Badger, to second place (and previous competition) winner Jill Munro for her poem The Chagallisation of Joan and to third place winner Laura Theis for her poem what you meant when you promised we’d go to the circus .

Judge Grace Wells made her selection from 776 entries (and 35 countries). We will be inviting our winners to take part in Ó Bhéal’s 14th anniversary online event (12th April 2021), along with a number of shortlisted poets, for the launch of Five Words Vol XIV.

You can view the online version of Five Words Vol XIV here.

With thanks to all who entered and special congratulations to all the shortlisted poets!

Shortlist & Winners

A Rook Longs For A Badger by   Sinéad McClure (Ireland) 1st Place
The Chagallisation of Joan  by   Jill Munro (England) 2nd Place
what you meant when you
promised we’d go to the
by   Laura Theis (UK) 3rd Place
Held Back  by   Sinéad McClure (Ireland)
Both Ends by   Tamara Miles (USA)
In His Jacket Pocket  by   Jane Salmons (England)
Crossing   by   Eóin Condon (Ireland)
Lightfastness  by   David Evans (Jersey)
Girl Missing by   Jane Salmons (England)
Else  by   Tamara Miles (USA)
Inferred and Implied  by   Glen Wilson (Northern Ireland)
Night Flight  by   Sarah Salway (UK)

Judge: Grace Wells

The 9th Five Words International Competition commences at noon on Tuesday the 13th of April, 2021 and continues until the 25th of January, 2022.

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