Congratulations! Here are the names and poems of all the poets in the anthology
Congratulations to the six shortlisted poets who will be appearing in the Write Out Loud Beyond the Storm competition anthology. They are, in alphabetical order: Deborah Ballantyne, Newly Qualified; Ruth Beddow, Dungeness; Paul Francis, Short-term investment; Caroline Griffin, Occupation: Lockdown April 2020; Lawrence Illsley, Corn Chandelier; and Paul Williams, Wet Washing.
Congratulations also to the longlisted poets, whose names we can reveal today. The poets and poems are:
Stephen W Atkinson, The thief of breath and hugs; Peggy Bain, Quiet days; Ruth Beddow, Heatwave; Alison Blair, Blue dusk; Helen Boden, Distancing; Belinda Bradley, Mother’s Day in the Time of the Coronavirus; Carole Bromley, Archive, Review of 2020; Sue Burge, With Love From Lockdown; Sandra Burnett, Disturbance in the night; Diana Cant, All This, Blue; Maria Castro Dominguez, Feeding Magic To The Lockdown Child; Gaia Clark Nevola, The metamorphosis of demarcation; A C Clarke, Flowering Cherry Spring 2020; Isobel Clarke, The Year That Never Was; Rachael Clyne, The Book Of Covid; Lucy Cowles-Brooks, Home Sweet Home; Janet Critchley, No Goodbyes; Ralph Dartford, Waiting for Geraniums; Sarah Davies, Artist; Olga Dermott-Bond, Working from home; Lucy Dixcart, When Lockdown Begins; Ken Evans, A New Finisterre, Haikus For A Silent World, Lifting Up; Mag Feeney, All that he is; Mark Fiddes, Rite of Spring, When I Get Back; Suzanna Fitzpatrick, May; Darcey May Gillham, distance; Wendy Goulstone, Lockdown Guilthink; Bex Hainsworth, Hamster, Quarantining; Oz Hardwick, Manifesto, The Prize; Carol Harte, Shrinks; Chris Heath, A State-Approved Morning Walk; Jonathan Humble, Sitting in a Semi; Annette Iles, Bridal; Sarah James, The Cat Café; Alex Josephy, Out of the Box; Kate Karko, International Call 22.3.20 Duration 55:03; Helen Kembery, Letter from Earth; Jeff Kemp, Faith and Hope; Nicky Kippax, Leaven; Wendy Klein, The Latin for Pigeon; Sue Lewis, Revival; Marilyn Longstaff, Visitng Mum At Christmas; Mervyn Lynford, Artless; Claire Lynn, Passing; Mandy Macdonald, Birthday Party, Downward; Beth McDonough, The Privilege of Space; Nicholas McGaughey, Buying a Camper; Isabella Mead, Lockdown Dawn, Vines; Julie Meredith, Key Walking; K M Miller, Unseen; Jenny Mitchell, Caribbean Service; Mogs, Lockdown Haircut; Robert Nesbitt, Accented Cushions; Mary-Clare Newsham, Sonnet 357; Jilly O'Brien, Love and laundry; Liam Osaneo, One; Matthew Page, Laocoon and His Sons; Ilse Pedler, All the Empty Pubs; Jacqueline Pemberton, I need a hug; Oshadha Perera, Unseen; Camille Poole, Nature Valley Granola Bars; Martha Quirke, First Day of Summer; Jacqui Rowe, The Final Sentence; Tom Sackey-Ambler, Pressure Washer; Abhilipsa Sahoo, Spring in the Pandemic; Sarah Salway, Social distance; C M Strong, Mounring Cloaks; Richelle Sushil, I can smell the soap; Ruth Taaffe, Earth Shakes Out a Brown Hawk Owl; Ruth Taaffe, Sticky Patch; Patrick Taylor, Wheathampstead, VE Day 75; Sian Thomas, One Piece Missing From The Edge; Lucy Wadham, Lockdown Nightingale, Mother-In-Law; Brian Wake, Exaggerate; June Wentland, Learning Birds by Heart; Kathryn Wharton, Daily exercise in Roberts Park; Jay Whittaker, Laptop As Hagioscope; Richard Whting, Finlay; Hamish Wilson, Tuesday, 21st April, 2020; Michele Witthaus, Retirement Planning; Anna Woodford, 2020; Kate Young, #birdstakeovertheworld, The Easing
The anthology concludes with Philippa's Atkin's poem In the Time of Quiet.