We were delighted by the number and quality of submissions for the TORCH poetry competition.
One entry stood out for all the judges – ‘Skirret’, by Rosemary Appleton. This is a sensitive, elegant piece of writing; both intimate and meditative.
Two other entries were also admirable runners-up. ‘Windfall, 1986', by Claire Cox, a vivid and deft snapshot of memory. And ‘This Thing of Blood & Love’, by Lesley Saunders, a haunting reflection on grief.
Many thanks to our judges: Professor Philip Ross Bullock, Professor Wes Williams, and Dr Anbara Salam, published author.
TORCH is very pleased to announce that this competition is the second of a number of literary and artistic competitions. Please check out our website and social media accounts for more information on upcoming competitions.