Our competition has now closed, and we celebrated our winners, judges and highly commended entrants at our event, which has now passed.
We achieved over 7500 views of our page in a short period, several hundred entries and reached over 45 different countries viewing our site. Thank you to everyone who has competed, our wonderful Judges and Prize-givers.
Watch our Evening of Poetry for Social Justice 2021
Six Ways to Evade Censorship – David Hale
Beachcombing – Lizzy Lister
O Bethlehem – Wendy-Jane Walton
Barrel Bomb – Sue Johns
Displacement – Virginia Griem
Genesis – Sarah Key
Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha – Emmaline O’Dowd
Small Change – Anne Casey
Three Roses Lie Stranded – Jane Olive
Redacted account – Nizara Ziaudeen
Mankind – Edie Birtley
It’s Not Right – Charis Willis
Backwards – Charlie Bowden
Crisis is the Key Word – Maddie Dowling
Runaway Train – Olivia Griffiths
These are the Children – Amelia Peto
When Will My Body Be Mine? – Also Maddie Dowling (see above)
Will They Touch This? – Praniti Gulyani
The Reading Amnesty Poetry for Social Justice Team x
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