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“Writing poetry, writing anything at all, is mostly a solitary process, hours of what seems like drumming fingers in the dark. To have won the Bridport Poetry Prize has brought a slant of light to that process, a fragile but tangible sense of confidence to continue discovering and working with the form. I have a debut collection coming out soon which would never have come to fruition without the boost this honour bestowed on me. I would say to anyone who is thinking of entering - just do it - who knows where it might lead you and your writing.”

Mary-Jane Holmes (UK) 1st Prize, poetry competition 2017

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