2015 Competition Poems and Critiques

Listed on this page, you will find pages with the texts and accompanying critiques for some of the poems which were shortlisted in the Bath Poetry Cafe 2015 Short Poem Competition. There are poems by Ama Bolton, Graham Burchell, Sara Cheesman, Martyn Crucefix, First Prize winner Claire Dyer,  Carolyn King, Wendy Klein, Third Prize winner Jonathan Steffen and others.  The shortlist was chosen by a panel of 12 experienced Cafe Poets.  The critiques were written by Cafe Organiser Sue Boyle, now the Judge for the 2016 Torbay Festival of Poetry and author of this blog. More of these page links will follow soon.


AMA BOLTON : The Capitalist Dogs



MARTYN CRUCEFIX : The Humanist Tour Arrives in Ravenna

CLAIRE DYER : ( Joint First Prize) In Chinese

CAROLYN KING : Elemental

WENDY KLEIN : Taking Carrie Up

JONATHAN STEFFEN : ( Third Prize) Road Atlas