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Longlisted for the Women Poets’ Prize!

I’m over the moon to be longlisted for the Rebecca Swift Foundation Women Poets’ Prize 2022!!

I’m joined by 29 incredible poets, including emerging and more established poets – some who have won poetry awards and/or have or are studying for PhDs and MAs in creative writing and/or published pamphlets and collections:

  • Aniqah Choudhri
  • Alice Horncastle
  • Carol Rowntree Jones
  • Catherine Okoronkwo
  • Zakia Carpenter-Hall
  • Nicky Hallett
  • Melanie Fordham
  • Scarlett Ward-Bennett
  • Madeleine Wurzburger
  • Elizabeth Gibson
  • Alyson Kissner
  • Sonia Jarema
  • Laura Theis
  • Estelle Price
  • Sarah Gibbons
  • Elena Croitoru
  • Anne Gill
  • Ann Pelletier-Topping 
  • Maria Isakova-Bennett
  • Ros Woolner
  • Dillon Jaxx 
  • Olivia Tuck
  • Jasmine Gray
  • Becky Cherriman
  • Prerana Kumar
  • Amelia Loulli
  • Jennifer Lee Tsai
  • Maria Leonard
  • Ruth Awolola

The prize is open to women poets in the UK and is awarded every two years. For 2022, the judges are Penelope ShuttleAbi Palmer and Nikita Gill.

The judges will review the longlist, to create a shortlist, and finally three winners. To be longlisted is such an honour!

The prize for the three winners includes £1000, mentoring, resilience and performance coaching, craft workshops and those on the longlist and alumnae receive one year’s free access to the Being A Writer platform and membership of the Women Poets’ Network.

Find out more about the Rebecca Swift Foundation and the Women Poets’ Prize – get the date in your diary if you wish to apply!

Check out the Twitter thread to discover and connect with the poets…

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