“The Colour of Bruises” – Joint Winner of the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize!

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I’m absolutely thrilled and honoured to have this particular poem considered a winner by contest judge Eric Morago! Each of three judges chose a winner and two finalists from a pool of 2000 individual poems. You can read my poem and the judge’s comments HERE

The other winning poems and links to them can be accessed from the main page here

 

15 thoughts on ““The Colour of Bruises” – Joint Winner of the Jack Grapes Poetry Prize!

    1. That would indeed be my hope, Jazz! Thank you so much for “getting” it. I laboured for years over this poem trying to get it right and the judge’s comments among yours and others, confirms it’s ready to go out into the world.

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  1. Powerful, Lynne – I have chills running up and down my spine. More to say but I’m speechless for now. Congratulations on winning the prize too! The real prize will be getting this difficult poem out into the wider world. I hope that can happen.

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    1. Bob, thank you so very much! This poem took years to “get right” – that it resonates tells me it’s finally ready to go out into the world.

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    1. Thanks so much, Dan!- yes, 2019. It was a very satisfying win and publication because the poem meant a lot to me and took many years to arrive at a version I was happy with.

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      1. Belated congratulations, Lynne. I have a lot of respect for the skill, the craft of writing that shows. I feel I don’t do well rewriting my work. I seem to go round and round and I’m not sure it’s any better.

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      2. Thanks again, Dan! I also suffer from that round and round business but then I reach a tipping point if I keep at it🤞, hah it truly is a labor of love!

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