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Dinosaurs by Marilyn Longstaff

September 19, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Dinosaurs by Marilyn Longstaff has won the Poetry & Politics Competition.

We received 1200 entries from all over the world. The range of subjects covered was very diverse and ranged from the perils of living in a run down council estate, the banning of a minority language, a massacre in Africa to very funny or angry poems about particular politicians to give just a few examples.

The judges had a difficult task but were unanimous in their decision to award the £200 prize to Dinosaurs written by Marilyn Longstaff.

In the judges’ opinion Dinosaurs written by Marilyn Longstaff stood out because in just a few lines it captures an entire generation. The poem uses something quite personal to highlight a political issue while at the same time giving the readers room for their own personal interpretation. Dinosaurs is a quintessential political poem and also a very poignant poem.

You can read Dinosaurs in the magazine.