Competition Winner!

Well… sort of.

Found out today that a poem I wrote – “Elbows on the Sill” – will be displayed on the buses of Guernsey this summer as part of their International Poetry Competition 2016.

All winning poets will get the chance to see their poems ‘on the move’ around the island of Guernsey. A total of 33 poems will be displayed on the island’s buses and at various public places.

Yeah, I missed out on the cash prizes, but as prizes go, that’s still pretty cool, right?

(Not to mention it’s the first poetry competition I’ve won any kind of prize in. Yay!)

It would have been ever so slightly cooler if they had told me about this (can any seasoned poet-competitors tell me if this is a normal thing? Do I need to keep my own track of everything I enter, and guess when they are likely to announce their results to check back?)…

Anyway, if any of you are off to Guernsey this summer, keep an eye out for my reminiscence on that freedom of riding at the front of the top floor of the bus as a child…

My quest for global domination continues, one island at a time 🙂



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66 thoughts on “Competition Winner!

  1. WOW! I am so happy for you. Congrats!! Be sure to get us a photo of the posted poem, so we can all imagine that we were riding along with it. Way to go. Here’s to your writing taking you higher and higher. 🙂 🙂 🙂


  2. Pingback: Competition Winner! | Annette Rochelle Aben

    I’m so happy for you!
    I think it’s a very cool prize, by all accounts. I’m very pleased to know the famous Al, the one whose poem was published on a Guernsey bus 🙂

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