Wildlife Words Poetry Competition Winners 2017

We are pleased to announce the winners of our ‘Wildlife Words’ Poetry Competition 2017, the details will also be found in the Autumn issue of our bi-annual magazine Feedback which is sent to Friends of the Trust and supporters.
Our Open Poetry Competition invited entries for a poem on “Wildlife/Conservation“. All profits from the

competition help us to provide care for casualty birds.Wildlife Words 5

The winner of the 2015/16 competition, Mary Woodward, kindly agreed to judge this years entries of which there were 45.

The winning poems, and a selection of the ‘best of the rest’, feature in ‘Wildlife Words, Volume 5’ – a  Poetry Anthology published in 2017.

Volumes 1 to 4 also available.

The 2017  prize winners:
1st prize – Raven in the Margin – Philip Burton
2nd prize – The Owl – Desley White
3rd prize – She Cracks the River’s Belly -Virginia Griem

Highly commended:
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Rooks – Anthony Watts

Sky Dancer – Peter Branson

Sighting – Eleanor Vale

Poem of the swallow – Virginia Griem

Remake me as a harrier – Tim Ellis

Titchwell Marsh – Haibun – Phil Hawtin

Additional poems featuring in Wildlife Words Volume 5:

Wrap it up – Gill Matthews

Clearings – Danielle Hope

Magpies – Lorna Grinter

The wild Fox – Presley Turberville

Holding up the sky – Dawn Lawrence

Diamonds and Dustbins – Nicola Wood

Nocturne – Martin Ward

What next? – Heather Buswell

Claws (a True Story) – Anne Harding

All five issues of ‘Wildlife Words’ – containing all of the winning and commended poems and a selection of others are available to purchase from the Trust.

Volumes 1- 4

Volume 5

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