Holland Park Press telling me I'm one of the shortlisted poets in their recent Poetry Competition! The theme was 'What's Your Place?' and I wrote a poem about an aspect of my own locale, called Metal Giraffes on the Clyde.
I feel very honoured to be in the running for the prize and I'm just happy to have this amount of recognition. Holland Park Press is a Dutch and English publisher and there are 11 English and 6 Dutch poems shortlisted (out of over 450 entries I believe!).
I've been invited to go and read my poem at the reading/awards evening in London at the end of February - all poems will be read and then the winner announced. It sounds like a really lovely evening and I'd love to meet everyone and hear the readings. Will need to see if I can manage to get down for it!