Kim Moore wins Ledbury Poetry Competition 2020

24 November 2020 - 03:10pm

Kim Moore wins Ledbury Poetry Competition 2020

24 November 2020 - 03:10pm

Kim Moore, author of The Art of Falling, has won the 2020 Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition with her poem 'All Night A Bird'. 

On hearing the news Kim said: "I am writing this still not quite believing that I’ve won! It’s even more special that it’s the Ledbury Poetry Competition because the festival is so close to my heart, and has been so important to me over the years in my development as a poet.  To have Liz Berry, a poet I hugely admire pick this poem out of the thousands of entries still doesn’t feel quite real.  Thank you again to Ledbury and to Liz Berry for bringing some joy and light into my lockdown existence, which this week has been especially grim."

Second place was awarded to Kizziah Burton with her poem 'Cist', and Felicity Sheehy placed third with her poem 'The Shapeshifter’s Wife'.

See judge Liz Berry's comments on this year's entries on the Ledbury Poetry Festival website

Seren are delighted to be publishing Kim's second collection All The Men I Never Married in October 2021.