Scotland’s international poetry prize
In association with The Scottish Poetry Library
The winners of this year's Scotland's international poetry prize have been notified and here are the results.
Winner: A Short History of the Moon by Polly Atkin
Runner-up: Whales by Jo Bell
Winner: Tuol Sleng by Jim Waite
Winner: Dhan an nighinn bhig agam by Lisa Anne Fiona MacDonald
Highly Commended (all categories):
An car san staidhre by Eoghan Stewart
Airc by Deborah Moffatt
Crotal by Sandy Jones
Cumha do Shir Iain Shleite by Rody Gorman
Mither's Wings by Aileen Ballantyne
The Ancient Egyptian in the British Library by Christopher James
In Wartime by Krishan Coupland
Auld Lags by Pippa Little
Established in 2005, the Wigtown Poetry Competition offers a first prize of £2,000. Entry is open to writers from the UK and abroad writing in English, while there are also dedicated categories for Scots Language and Gaelic.
This year’s judges were W.N. Herbert (Main Prize), Anne Lorne Gillies (Gaelic) and John Manson (Scots). The Prize Giving Event takes place during the festival on Saturday 4th October at 4.30pm at Beltie Books.