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 to 2,000 poems entered, so big thanks to Andrew and huge congratulations to all of the following:

1st £1,000 Liz Lefroy – This Is Not To Exaggerate
2nd £300 Suzanne Fitzpatrick – Afterbirth
3rd £200 Christian Wethered – Lethe

Funniest Poem £100 Elizabeth Soule – Water Music
Norfolk Prize £100 Emily Willis – Steelworks, Redcar

Commended £50 Each

Jeremy Dixon Arms Park
Sue Rose Grey Morning
Ama Bolton After The Comet
Sarah Doyle Sea Salt Sleep
Katy Evans-Bush Love Poem to the Great Houdini
Joe Caldwell Mid-morning, twenty six degrees

And a new category invented by Andrew McMillan , for three poems that didn’t quite make the money prizes, but deserved a mention.

Honorary Commendations

Day Mattar O My God Sex
Sarah Fletcher Wives and Girlfriends
Toby Campion Learning to Drive


To read the poems, click here http://cafewriters.co.uk/home/poetry-competition/2016-winners/