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Rosie Garland wins the Angels & Devils award

February 27, 2012

Beating off stiff competition from a very strong shortlist Rosie Garland won the Angels & Devils poetry competition with My Favourite Uncle.

Jam by Michael Ray and Last Memory, With Dogs by Juleigh Howard-Hobson were announced as the joint runners-up.

We give our special congratulations to Rosie, but also to the authors of all the wonderful shortlisted poems.

Those who were there on the night were in the fortunate position to hear all the shortlisted poems and we are delighted to publish the winning poem and the joint runners-up in our magazine.

We would like to share a few pictures from the event:

Cora Greenhill
Cora Greenhill in full flow reading Ravenous

Deborah Mason
Deborah Mason looking elegant reading Long in the tooth

Rosie Graland
Rosie Garland treating us to the winning poem My Favourite Uncle

We also heard some interesting comments on the selection process from our members of the jury, Arnold Jansen op de Haar and chair Donald Gardner.

Donald Gardner
Donald Gardner ready to make the first announcement

To round of the evening the judges read a few of their poems.

Arnold Jansen op de Haar
Arnold reading Girls of Sarajevo

We finished by raising a glass in honour of the lovely contributions to the Angels & Devils poetry competition.

The reception
Cora Greenhill and publisher Bernadette Jansen op de Haar exchanging a few thoughts.

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