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What’s your Place? shortlist

January 30, 2014

By Holland Park Press

We’re delighted to celebrate the Dutch National Poetry Day which is now actually a National Poetry Week with the announcement of the What’s your Place? shortlist.

The 17 strong shortlist, 11 English poems and 6 Dutch poems, is very exciting and here are the poems & their poets:

English Nominees

Flames of no Masks – John Kolyav 
Summer on Suomenlinna – Deborah Mason
Headland – Helen Victoria Anderson
Metal Giraffes on the Clyde – Rosemary Gemmell
No Magnetic South – Sylvia Telfer
West Oakland Station – Alia Salim
Departures – GennaRose Nethercott
Fenland – Jonathan Totman
The Caravan at Holme – Lois Williams
Phuket, Thailand – Lucia Lam
The Isle of Beauty – Virginia Astley

Dutch Nominees

Telefooncel – Stan Mooij
Wandeling in google streetview 4 – Tom Driesen
Achter de dijk – Rinske Kegel
Foto van mijn oude straat – Joris Denoo
Ansicht uit Wyobraźnia – Rob Boudestein
Uit in Utrecht – Jaap Lemereis

The English and Dutch winner will be announced at the What’s your Place? awards ceremony on Friday 28 February.

Bernadette Jansen op de Haar, publisher, commented: ‘It’s wonderful to find new poets and I’m looking forward to meeting them on 28 February.’

Last year’s winner Deborah Stevenson reciting her winning poem.

For more information or publicity material, please contact the publisher.