Jean Atkin was runner-up in the Prole Laureate competition 2015. She won the Fire River Poets competition 2014/15,and was Poet in Residence at Wenlock Poetry Festival, reading in the final Gala evening with Carol Ann Duffy and Imtiaz Dharker.[29-Apr-15 Carol Ann Duffy,Fire River Poets competition,Imtiaz Dharker,Jean Atkin,poet in residence,Prole Laureate competition,Wenlock Poetry Festival]
I can hardly keep up with the good news about Oversteps poets that is flooding in today. Now I hear that Tony Watts has won first prize in the Four Counties Poetry competition and was, like several other Oversteps poets, long-listed in the National Poetry Competition.