Joint Winners of Postcard Prize

Unable to decide between two poems they liked just as much as each other and reluctant to start a fist fight on a Friday, the judges of the 2010 Exeter Poetry Festival Postcard Prize threw caution to the wind this weekend and awarded prizes jointly to Sally Flint for ‘From Exeter’ and Damian Furniss for ‘The Poem That Shakes’. Both Sally and Damian have won free tickets for the Festival, and you’ll see their winning postcards around and about at festival time. You can also read the winning poems here. Congratulations Sally and Damian!

Many, many thanks to everyone who entered the competition – your support is greatly appreciated.

Sally Flint‘s poems have been widely published in journals including AestheticaThe Bridport AnthologyGangway (Australia), Leaf PressMimesisThe NorthShearsmanSuccourTears in the FenceTrespass and Wasafiri. Sally is co-editor of the short story journal, Riptide.

Damian Furniss was conceived on the night England won the Football World Cup. His poetry, prose and reviews have been widely published in magazines and anthologies and he has read at festivals and arts centres around the country and at the Indian High Commission. He is currently working on two novels: Shin Kicking and Life Before Death. He is the co-host of Blah Blah Blah, an arts magazine radio show on Phonic FM. Chocolate Che is his first full-length poetry collection.

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