Results of the Autumn Voices over 70 poetry competition

First Thrift – Cynthia Kitchen, Preston, Lancs

Second Judy Collins – Pauline Plummer, North Shields

Third Waterwheels, Avignon – Anna Crowe, St.Andrews, Fife

Highly Commended

Ripeness is All – Janet Killeen, London

The Skin of her Eyelids – Pattie Palmer-Baker, Portland, Oregon


Break-up – Conrad Geller, Ashbury, Virginia

Eggs – Claire McLaughan, London

In Rustiques – Lynn Otty, Dumfries, Scotland

Rest of shortlist

The Beginning of the End – Mary Thomson, Glasgow

The Slow Dance – Myra Vennard, Ballycastle, N. Ireland

Incipient – Derek Sellen, Canterbury


Hat – Valerie Morton, St Albans, Herts
Homecomings – Heather Walker, London
The Wild West Bus in Glasgow – Sylvia A.Telfer, Rutherglen, Glasgow
Elderly Truant – Diane Jackman, Diss, Norfolk
Wraiths – Peter Branson, Stoke-on-Trent
Night Flight from Liverpool – Gill McEvoy, Plymouth

Honesty – Stephanie Green, Edinburgh
Curtains – Roger Elkin, Biddulph Moor, Staffordshire
Walking in Arbuthnott – Eleanor Fordyce, Forfar, Scotland
False Hip – Jean Taylor, Edinburgh
The Ostrich Egg – Dai Vaughan, Glasgow
Speug – Donald Adamson, Dalbeattie, Scotland
The Tired Tourist's Villanelle – C. Rowe, Coventry
Gone – Alexander Hamilton, Tayavallich, Argyll
A Cambridge Romance – Mandy MacDonald, Aberdeen

Congratulations to everyone and thank you for entering the competition;
and a big thanks to A.C.Clarke for her adjudication.