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Daisy Behagg wins £5,000 Bridport prize

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Daisy Behagg has won the £5,000 Bridport poetry prize with her poem, ‘The Opposite of Dave’. Judge Wendy Cope said of the poem: “They say that funny poems don’t win competitions. Well, this one did. But it isn’t just a funny poem. It is saying something about women and their relationships with men that many readers will find recognisable.”

Behagg, who lives in Bristol, completed a BA and MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University. In 2012 her poems were runner-up in the Edwin Morgan prize and highly commended in the Bridport prize. She is now completing her first collection of poetry. More details 


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Greg Freeman

Mon 21st Oct 2013 22:44

I couldn't immediately see one, Isobel. It may be because, I think, they produce an anthology of the top poems. But if I spot it I'll put in the link. I suppose, with Wendy Cope as the judge, a funny poem stood a good chance this year! I've put in an additional link to her full comments, as they make very interesting reading.

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Mon 21st Oct 2013 22:34

Is there a link anywhere to this poem Greg? It sounds right up my street ;)

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