Friday, 5 January 2007

The Plough Prize 2006

Yes! I got a 'highly commended'. Here's what Matt, the adjudicator said:

I don't mind admitting I'm still trying out different ways of reading this, but that was one of its appeals, along with its reminder that sound is every bit as important to a poem as sense. I liked the playing around with repeptition and elision, and the surprise of "laugh" in the last line, which can still be read several ways.