Results of the Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2023, sponsored by the Frogmore Foundation and adjudicated by Helena Nelson.
The Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2023 is awarded to Lynda Plater of Louth, Lincolnshire for the poem THE REVD. MICHAEL WOOLF ON HIS WAY TO A PARISHIONER IN NEED. She receives the sum of two hundred and fifty guineas and a two-year subscription to The Frogmore Papers.
The first runner-up is Alison Binney of Cambridge for the poem PARTY SUSAN. She receives the sum of seventy-five guineas and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers.
The second runner-up is Christopher Horton of Wye, Kent for the poem ELVIS PRESLEY MAKES IT JUST IN TIME FOR THE CHARITY EVENT IN AN ENGLISH VILLAGE. He receives the sum of fifty guineas and a year’s subscription to The Frogmore Papers.
Other poems shortlisted were:
SPEED DATE by Alex Barr
FIELD MOUSE by Sharon Black
A RAGING FEVER by Eric C Brown
YOURS SINCERELY by Charles Evans
THE POET AND HER COMPANIONS TAKE LUNCH by Jane Kite
PIP by Laura Strickland
THE STATION by Jane Thorp
These poems will all be published in number 102 of The Frogmore Papers in September 2023. Entrants for this year’s Prize can order a copy for the special price of only £3.50. Please quote ‘prize entrant’ with your order. All the authors listed above will receive one copy of the issue gratis.