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What’s your History?

January 31, 2013

By Holland Park Press

We’re delighted to announce the shortlisted poems for the What’s your History Poetry Award on Gedichtendag, Dutch National Poetry Day.

This year we had such a good response to our call for entries that we were able to select a wonderful English shortlist, and for the first time also a Dutch shortlist.

English Shortlist

Colin Bancroft – To the Lighthouse
Pauline Duffy – First Sunday of Advent. 1978.
Atar Hadari – When
Danielle Hope – Looking South
Simon Jackson – Burning Barbie
Sonia Jarema – Homecoming Ukraine 1999
Nikki Magennis – The Rest
Omar Majeed – To tell you my story would be to impose structure on chaos
Clare Mulley – Lineage
Deborah Stevenson – Cecil Park – High as the Swings
Mary Whitsell – Boxes

Dutch Shortlist

Meliza de Vries – eilandhoppen
Emile den Tex – Amsterdam
Joris Denoo – Straat zonder einde
Justine Linnebank – Dode dromen
Sylvie Marie – winteruur
Sanja Simunic – nieuw land oude stenen
Shahenshah Yaqut – Kartonnen leven
Hans van Zwolle – Waar ik was

Congratulations to all shortlisted authors!

The shortlisted poems will be read at the What’s your History Awards Ceremony on 27 February in the Poetry Cafe, London.