NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION: Susannah Hart wins £5,000 prize with 'Reading the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy'

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Susannah Hart has won this year’s Poetry Society’s £5,000 National Poetry Competition with her poem ‘Reading the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’, it was announced tonight. Told in a single long sentence, the winning poem uses the dispassionate language of bureaucracy and policy to counterbalance the cruelty and descriptions of acts of violence in the poem. Judges Mona Arshi, Helen Mort and Maurice Riordan chose it fr...

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