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Cannon Poets
Sonnet or Not 2017
Poetry Competition is now closed.

This year we received a total of 711 entries.

Our final judge, Liz Berry, has made her decisions which are:

Prize

Author

Title

FIRST  PRIZE

£500       

A. F. Pollard 

Metalbound

SECOND  PRIZE

£250

Cheryl Pearson

Blue Mole

THIRD  PRIZE

£125

Stephen Dorfil

Lady Snowdon

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Author

Title

Patrick Deeley

Shiners

Robert Dyson

The Little Scrap of ground: Heamoor

Nathan Graff

Without

Robin Houghton

Hat for Earrings

Jill Munro

White Out

Liz Parkes

The Coffin Works Wedding

Cheryl Pearson

The Sword Swallower's Apprentice

Rachel Plummer 

Catherine

Gwen Sayers

Dream of a Fisherman's Wife

All of the above poems, together with Liz Berry’s assessment will be published in the March 2018 issue of our magazine The Cannon’s Mouth. Each of the above winners also receive a year’s subscription to our magazine, The Cannon's Mouth.

The Cannon’s Mouth costs £3.50 per copy (including p&p, UK only); subscription: £13.00 (four issues including p&p, UK only) or £20.00 (four issues including p&p, outside UK).

 COMMENDED

Author

Title

Grace Atkinson

A Boy Who is telling me...

Ruth Aylett

Marathon

Heidi Bailey

Stoat

Chloe Balcomb

Driving lessons

Sharon Black

Pomegranate

Kathryn Burke

The Widow's Mite

Diane de Woolfson

Gatecrasher

Sharon Flynn

Valentine Greatrakes

Paul Francis

The Dark Lady responds to Sonnet 138

B. M. Freeman

Black Bridge

Peter Freeman

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Jim Friedman

Head

 

Togetherness

John Gallas

At that Leicester Café

Victoria Gatehouse

The Making of a Flamingo

Nathan Graff

Sepharad

 

Passover

Louise Greig

Intentions

C.P.Grogan

A Single Rose

Lynne Hallett

The Pearls

  Penny Harper

  Postcard to Skara Brae

  Ron Harper

  We do not know the Colour of the Stone Age

  Janet Hatherley

  My Life

  Yasmin Hazine

  An Important Message from Misha, 9.28am

  Michael Henry

  The Badmington Game

  Paul Jeffcutt

  Due

  Terry Jones

  Lines

  Jean L Kreiling

  Mary Cassatt’s ‘Mother and Child’

  Anthony Mair

  Renoir’s ‘La Tasse de Chocolat’

  Jill Munro

  ‘Midnight is Missing’

 

  Coastguard Cottages

  Paul Nash

  The Albatross at Langdon School

Jennie Osborne

I Learn about Lids

Jo Peters

Likes and Dislikes

Jenna Plewes

Self

A.F.Pollard 

On Ringing Roger

Anthony Powers

Moi Darlin'

Chris Raetschus

Becoming Your Father

Belinda Rimmer

Playing the Game

Julie-Ann Rowell

Bristol Blue

John Scrivens

November Now I

 

February Fell Run

Jane Seabourne

Breaking up the Family Home

Copland Smith

Dead Poets

John Stubbs

Title: the abandoned shoe

Julian Sutton

Orpheus, Eurydice and Me

 

Omnibus

Mark Totterdell

Gap

 

Old Sludge Beds

Sarah Wimbush

Sunshine

Ros Woolner

In Sunshine and in Rain

Congratulations to all!