Saturday, September 16, 2006

Bravado Poetry Competition Results

The Bravado Poetry Competition results have just been released. Congratulations to all the winners-especially to Michael Harlow whose entries have been recognized by various competiton judges over the years. Michael’s work is consistently noted and all these competitons are judged blind. Congratulations too to Margaret Vos whose work has been recognized by the Bravado judges for two years in a row.

Joanne Black also mentioned Ralph Proop’s reading at the last session of Poetry Math, commenting on his introductions helped to make the poems accessible. Good to see The Listener covering poetry readings-now if only the Poetry CafĂ© could get some coverage …

Results of the 3rd Bravado International Poetry Competition 2006
Judged by Tony Beyer

1st Prize
Return of the Matariki. Jan Hutchison

2nd Prize
Training Ground. Bruce Rankin

3rd Prize
bird talk. Karen Peterson Butterworth

Highly Commended
Synaesthesia. Alice Hooton
The country I never visited. Margaret Vos
and the tapa says. David Best
Mr Li’s Spectacles. Janis Freegard
Stroke David. Lyndon Brown
Being Nobody. Michael Harlow
Talk of Snow. Sandra Simpson
Biography of dancer. Margi Mitcalfe
The trees will tell you. Helen Lehndorf
Family Photo. Karen Peterson Butterworth

Says Jenny Argante, co-ordinating editor for Bravado, “We were delighted with both the quality and quantity of the competition entries this year, and yes, we will be repeating it next year. Our judges so far have been excellent judges so far - Catherine Mair (with Owen Bullock), Alistair Paterson and Tony Beyer. We will be considering whom to ask to take on this rewarding task in 2007.”
The judge's report from Tony Beyer, and the winning poems - 13 in all - will be published in Bravado 8 due out in November. Congratulations to all our winners, but let’s remind ourselves - as Tony said - “Besides the finalists and winners, there were many other strong and enjoyable works.”

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