PBS Competition

“3:46 PM” Wins Second Place in PBS Student Poetry Competition

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PBS Competition

In later years you wonder
at what precise moment
sterility descended like
the blade of a mousetrap,
neatly severing
a million potential futures.


My short poem “3:46 PM” has placed second in the inaugural Poetry Book Society Student Poetry Competition. Another of my poems “Emergency Exit” was highly commended by the judge, George Szirtes. You can read both of the poems, and George’s comments on them on the PBS website: www.poetrybooks.co.uk.

Student membership of the PBS is free to anyone currently in higher education. The prize was a subscription to the Society, and so far I’ve enjoyed reading several of their books, including The Dark Film by Paul Farley, and Bad Machine by George Szirtes.