14th June 2021 – Rishi Dastidar and Jill Abram.

A poem from Rishi Dastidar’s debut Ticker-tape was included in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018. A pamphlet, the break of a wave, was published by Offord Road Books in 2019. His second collection, Saffron Jack, is published in the UK  by Nine Arches Press. He is also...

Winners of the 2018 Café Writers Open Poetry Competition

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Café Writers Open Poetry Competition, judged by Daljit Nagra. Daljit writes: The Café Writers Competition, from its title implies a local manner, yet the entries were truly international. I loved judging this...

2017 Open Poetry Competition Winners

The Winner We are delighted to announce the Winner of the 2017 Cafe Writers Open Poetry Competition, judged by Liz Berry,  is Tammy Armstrong with her poem Road Salt Dome.   Road Salt Dome after Paul Farley Off the highway, out of the way like ant hills, or bee...

2016 open poetry winners

We are delighted to announce the Cafe Writers Poetry Competition Winners 2016 Our judge Andrew McMillan has done sterling work and we have the results for the Café Writers Poetry Competition. Judge’s report and winning poems to follow soon! There were very close...