Canterbury's Liveliest Writing Group


2017 | 2016

Greta Ross


'Codes of Being' has received a commendation in Poetry Space Competition 2017


Trevor Breedon


'Niamh at Two Months' longlisted in this years Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year competition


Mary Anne Smith


Commendation in the 2016 Elmet Poetry Prize for a response to the Ted Hughes poem Cities

Derek Sellen


The Big Bow-wow and the Worker of Ivory was shortlisted in the Wells Literature Festival Poetry Competition 2017

How You Shall Know Them was shortlisted in Making Waves (Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival)

The Slave of Velazquez has been highly commended in the Poetry on the Lake competition

The Zombie-Maker was shortlisted in O’Bheal Five Words 2017,

Else the Puck a Liar Call ... was shortlisted in Hungry Hill Poets Meet Politics 2017

From the Inventory of Twentieth Century Things was shortlisted in Poetry Kit Autumn Competition 2016

Auxi Fernandez at Morgan's Bar was shortlisted in Poetry Kit Spring 2017 Competition.

A poem No Place was included on the Poetry on the Lake page: Crossing Lines, poems for immigrants and refugees.

A poem, William Hogarth in London 2016, has been included in the anthology ‘Best of British’ (Paper Swans Press)

A poem Mr & Mrs Feather-My-Nest was included on the website 'Spilling Cocoa over Martin Amis'

Read more of Derek's poetry at 'Caught in the Net'

Gillian Laker


'Willows' runner-up for the Brighton Flash Fiction prize. To be published in a Rattle Bag anthology.