Gloucestershire poet Emily Wills has won the Frogmore Poetry Prize for the second year running, with her poem ‘Still Life with Lobster Pots’. This year’s Prize (the 28th in its history) was adjudicated by Stephanie Norgate. Janet Sutherland awarded Emily the Prize last year. Emily Wills now becomes the fourth poet to have won the Prize more than once, joining the select company of Caroline Price (1988, 1990 and 1993), John Latham (1991, 1992) and Howard Wright (2004, 2009). She is the author of two collections of poems Diverting The Sea (The Rialto, 2000) and Developing The Negative (The Rialto, 2008). She won the Lisa Thomas Poetry Prize in 2010. See www.emilywills.co.uk
|Emily Wills, winner of the Frogmore Prize 2012 and 2013|
Second runner-up is Wendy Klein. Wendy was educated at the University of Utah and San Francisco State University and came to the UK in 1971. She is the author of one novel, Listening for Nightingales (2002) and two collections of poetry from Cinnamon Press, most recently Anything In Turquoise. See www.wendyklein.co.uk
Other poets shortlisted for the two-hundred guinea prize were Mara Bergman, Charles Evans, Judy Gahagan, Christopher North, Ciarán Parkes and Frances Corkey Thompson. All shortlisted poems will be published in the 82nd number of The Frogmore Papers in September. Available post-free from The Frogmore Press, 21 Mildmay Road, Lewes BN7 1PJ for £5.00.