It was incredibly moving judging the Aryamati Poetry Prize, in memory of poet and teacher, Aryamati Olga Kenyon. Writing about social change and for peace can be emotional at the best of times, but both anger and resilience in these entries gave us hope. Many thanks to Siem Bruinsma for helping me choose the below winners.
1. (Winner) Pippa Little "The Strangest Happiness"
2. (Runner Up) Jenny Mitchell "Song for a Former Slave"
3. (Runner Up) Colin Dardis "After Grenfell"
Special Mention To:
Anne Casey "Still I rise"