Wivenhoe Bookshop Magazine & Newsletter | Tuesday 1 December 2015

The Wivenhoe Poetry Prize 2011

Wivenbooks, the Wivenhoe Bookshop press, have just published an anthology of work in partnership with poetrywivenhoe, featuring a selection of the most outstanding entries and winners from the 2011 Wivenhoe Poetry Prize.

The book was launched at the Wivenhoe Bookshop in February with an excellent evening of readings from the anthology.

The Wivenhoe Poetry Prize 2011

The competition, jointly organised by poetrywivenhoe and the Wivenhoe Bookshop, was judged by award-winning poet Andre Mangeot, and a selection of entries and winning poems was chosen by the book editors, Pam Job, Peter Kennedy, Petra McQueen, and Joan Taylor, for inclusion in the ‘poetrywivenhoe 2011′ anthology.

The book is beautifully designed by Catherine Dodds, and the jacket features an extraordinary Wivenhoe skyline by artist Helen Lee.

The results of the Wivenhoe Poetry Prize 2011 were  as follows:

First Prize:


Martin Malone

Second Prize:

The Accountant:

Joy Winkler

Third Prize:

My Father’s Tools:

Chris Waters

Merit Prizes:

Cote Vermeille:

Stephen Boyce

Journey with a Goldfish:

Diana Hirst

Another Concert:

Candyce Lange

Taking the Air:

Leslie Tate

The Beat Goes On and On:

Hazel Humphreys

‘poetrywivenhoe 2011′ and ‘poetrywivenhoe 2008′ can be ordered here.


The Wivenhoe Bookshop has been supporting creative writing in general and poetry in particular for over 30 years through book launches, readings, competitions and live performance.

The Wivenhoe Bookshop and poetrywivenhoe share a love of poetry. poetrywivenhoe , set up in early 2007 by an enthusiastic collective of Wivenhoe-based poets and writers is sponsored by the Wivenhoe Bookshop.   There are monthly live events featuring an invited professional poet, and an open mike session at the British Legion building on Wivenhoe Quay.

In 2008 we got together to found the first Wivenhoe Poetry Prize to raise awareness of the role poetry plays in our cultural life, and to bring new and original writing to the public. The 2nd Wivenhoe Poetry Prize was held in 2011.


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