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‘Lyricism of an abduction’: Imogen Wade’s ‘The Time I Was Mugged in New York City’ wins National Poetry Competition

A poem described by the judges as “extraordinary and thought-provoking … whose paradoxical lyricism in the account of an abduction demands reading and re-reading”  has won first prize in this year’s National Poetry Competition. ‘The Time I Was Mugged in New York City’ by Imogen Wade was inspired by a real-life experience. Imogen said: “Writing this poem helped me step into my memories and unknot an event that I’d never process...

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