Proms Poetry Competition
The winners of the 2016 Proms Poetry Competition have been announced!
Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar, and Judith Palmer, director of The Poetry Society, joined Ian McMillan on the judging panel and on stage as the results were announced at the Imperial College Union on 8 September.
The winner of the 12-18 category was Lucy Thynne for her poem Juliet On Water – Inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture.
The winner of the 19+ category was Anna Kisby for her poem Fireflies Unlimited – inspired by Steve Reich’s Vermont Counterpoint.
Congratulations also to runners-up Katherine Spencer-Davis, Jason Khan, Graham Burchell and John Scrivens.
Listen in to the Proms Poetry Competition special to hear all of the winning poems read by actress Stella Gonet.