Results: Troubadour Poetry Prize 2008

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 Herewith, for all those who entered the second annual Troubadour Poetry Prize, news of this year's prize results.
 
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 TROUBADOUR POETRY PRIZE 2008
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 The following winning & commended poems were chosen by Troubadour Poetry Prize 2008 judges, Jo Shapcott and Stephen Knight, who read along with the winning & commended poets at the annual prizegiving event at Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour, in London's Earls Court on Monday 1st December 2008. Visit
www.coffeehousepoetry.org to read the poems listed below


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 WINNING POEMS
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 * First Prize (£1,000):  Colony Collapse Disorder, Polly Atkin, Grasmere
 * Second Prize (£500):  Juxtapose, Barry Tench, Shrewsbury   
 * Third Prize (£250):  In Praise of Hardware Stores, Pat Borthwick, Kirby Underdale
 
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 SPECIALLY COMMENDED
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 (20 prizes of £20 each)
 
 * About the Fish in Lake Langano, Chris Beckett, London           
 * The P45, Judy Brown, London                           
 * Shiso, Conor Carville, London                           
 * Coffee-Cup, Emma Danes, Cambridge                       
 * Guided Tour, Josh Ekroy, London                       
 * Tenses, Wendy French, London                       
 * Horse Prayers, D H W Grubb, Henley-on-Thames               
 * Frank, Rob Hindle, Sheffield                           
 * The Foreigners, Sian Hughes, Sibford Ferris                    
 * One Made Earlier, Jane Kirwan, London                   
 * A Black Map, Richard Lambert, Bristol                       
 * The Return, June Lausch, London                    
 * My Autopsy, Pippa Little, Cramlington                        
 * Parable, Maitreyabandhu, London                       
 * Darling, Would You Please Pick Up Those Books, Kathryn Maris, London
 * A Young Fisherman Waits for the Weather to Change, Mary O'Donnell, Maynooth       
 * Some Kind of Memento Mori, Heather Phillipson, London           
 * Late Swimming, Julian Stannard, Southampton                
 * Ice-Cream, Jack Underwood, London                       
 * Something Almost Being Said, Emily Wills, Dursley
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