ANNOUNCEMENT: The TORCH Poetry Competition Winner

We were delighted by the number and quality of submissions for the TORCH poetry competition.

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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 BullockProfessor 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.