'Noah and the Umbrellas' has been awarded second prize in the Wirral Festival Poetry Competition.
'Oceanic Man' was commended in The Earlyworks Press Competition 2018 and will be included with three other of my poems in the Earlyworks Anthology.
'City Centre' was chosen by Lemn Sissay as the winner of the Marlowe Theatre/Kentish Gazette Canterbury Poem competition.
'A Dream of my Dead Grandmother in the Modern Art Museum' has been highly commended / placed joint second in O Bheal Five Words Poetry Competition
'The Yule Goat' will be included in the Cinnamon Press pamphlet 'The Wheel of the Year'
Two poems, 'Birds!' and 'The Robin that Sings All Night' have been included in the anthology 'Diversifly ' (Fairacre Press)Read more of Derek's poetry at 'Caught in the Net'
Highly commended in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition