Results of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2022, sponsored by the Frogmore Foundation and adjudicated by John Freeman.
The Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2022 is awarded to Laura Jenner of Whitehouse, Co Antrim for the poem SMOOTHING. She receives the sum of two hundred and fifty guineas and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers.
The first runner-up is Elizabeth Best of Louisville, Kentucky, USA for the poem VETERAN MATES. She receives the sum of seventy-five guineas and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers.
The second runner-up is John Lancaster of Totnes, Devon for the poem SUSSED. He receives the sum of fifty guineas and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers.
Other poems shortlisted were:
ACROSS THE LAKE by Sarah Barr
A SUMMER OF OWL-WATCHING by Annie Fisher
MY MOTHER’S FEET by Annie Fisher
FACTORY GIRLS PLAYING FOOTBALL by Stuart Henson
RECONNAISSANCE by Neil Martin
FISHING BOATS by Myra Schneider
EXPEDITION by Rolf Venner
These poems will all be published in number 100 of The Frogmore Papers in September 2022. Entrants for this year’s Prize can order a copy for the special price of only £7.50. Please quote ‘prize entrant’ with your order. All the authors listed above will receive one copy of the issue gratis.