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"Winning an @IndigoDreamsPub competition changed everything for me - go on, give it a shot, send them your poems. You never know what might happen

and they are the loveliest and most supportive people to work with."

 

GEOFF STEVENS

 

Geoff Stevens was born at West Bromwich 4th June 1942. He worked as an industrial chemist until 1995.

In 1976 he launched his own poetry magazine, Purple Patch,  a successful and long-running magazine, called 'a national treasure' by The Guardian. The magazine closed with his death in February 2012.

 

Geoff was also a successful poet in his own right being published in many magazines both in UK and overseas. We were lucky enough to be his friend and publisher, his last Indigo publication, Sleeping With You, being published just one month before he died. He saw it, he loved it, and wrote: "I’m glad that Indigo Dreams is so busy – it means the UK’s best poetry publisher is being successful." Totally over the top, but hey, who cares?

 

A great lover of poetry, a great man to know. We will keep his name alive through this competition in his honour.

 

Geoff Stevens 04/06/1942 - 02/02/2012

 

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GEOFF STEVENS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE 2020

 

We are delighted to announce the results of this Prize. Huge congratulations to Beda and Jane and we are looking forward to working with you. Congratulations also to the Highly Commended and Commended for coming so close - what poets you all are!   Thank you all again, stay safe, Ronnie & Dawn

 

WINNERS

 

BEDA HIGGINS - OURSELVES

JANE LOVELL - THE GOD OF LOST WAYS

 

HIGHLY COMMENDED

 

RUTH AYLETT - NO NEED TO ASK WHERE

JOSH EKROY - AT THE CAROUSEL

CHRIS HEMINGWAY - PAPERFOLDERS

MARY ANNE SMITH - THE SHOCK ROOM

LAURA THEIS - HOW TO EXTRICATE YOURSELF

 

COMMENDED

 

MAIA ELSNER - GOSSAMER

GUY ELSTON - HAND ME DOWN

GREG FREEMAN - THE MERMAID'S PURSE

JULIE IRAGARAY - WHALERS, WITCHES AND GAUCHOS

STEPHEN KEELER - THINKING OF LEAVING

JO MAZELIS - SMALL DISTURBANCES

LAURA WAINWRIGHT - SHOALING ATOMS