A few months ago 4 Stanza poets (and many more online) took a trip to Corinium Museum, which could have stayed in the tearooms with cake, were it not for a side door straight into the Museum!
It was a great day out – Poets Day Trips (a tour idea for the future), we thoroughly enjoyed each other’s company, the company and freedom of our notebooks and the wonders of this museum in Cirencester.
Sometime later we all submitted poems based on the artefacts for a competition that Hilda Sheehan was judging.
I am delighted to announce that 50% of our day trip team won! Kathy Gee was Highly Commended as well as Short Listed for her 2nd poem, Claire Walker and Sarah Leavesley (our stanza leader) were also Short Listed. Maggie Doyle performed her poem at a recent Book Launch and I am still playing with the word ‘triskle’ on my tongue.
There poems will be on display in the museum, congratulations to you all!
Winners of the three age categories
Adults: Orion and Lepus by Emma Halliday
12-15 year olds: Horae by Annabelle Fuller
Under 12s: The Poppy by Sophie Martin