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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, which 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 as long as Indigo Dreams continues to exist.
Geoff Stevens 04/06/1942 - 02/02/2012
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We are delighted to announce the winners of our
GEOFF STEVENS MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE 2018
Thank you all for making this such a difficult choice.
It is always exciting when adjudication has been completed
and the Great Reveal gives us the names of the individual poets.
Huge congratulations to all on this list and especially to
our winners, Jenny Mitchell and Carl Griffin.
We look forward to working with you both.
If you are listed here and are a Poetry Society member please let them know.
JENNY MITCHELL - HER LOST LANGUAGE
CARL GRIFFIN - THROAT OF HAWTHORN
TISTA AUSTIN - THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BONFIRE AND A CAMPFIRE
SARAH BARR - HOW WE MET
ANGELENA DEMARIA - SHOW REEL
DIANA McCORMACK - THE THINGS YOU NEVER BELIEVED
RUFUS MUFASA - FLASHBACKS AND FLOWERS
JULIE SAMPSON - STRETCH OF THE LONG-TONGUED HUMMING BEE
SEAN STREET - THE SOUND RECORDIST
VERONICA AARONSON - STILL ARRIVING
DENISE BUNDRED - CRUX OF THE MATTER
KAYLEIGH CAMPBELL - LINES BETWEEN US
PAT EDWARDS - ASTRAL
REBECCA GETHIN - HOUSE OF WATER
JAN HARRIS - A CHIFFCHAFF SINGING FROM THE SYCAMORE TREE
KAVITA A JINDAL - WHISKY BALLERINA
PETER KENNEDY - A LIFE IN RAINBOWS AND BIRDS
SHARON LARKIN - SOL Y SOMBRA
DINO MAHONEY - DID YOU WRITE THIS?
SARAH MACLEOD - IT'S TIME YOU KNEW ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
MARILYN TIMMS - DECIPHERING THE MAZE
SUE WHITMORE - HUMAN INTEREST
CATHERINE WHITTAKER - IN THE GRIP OF THE MOUNTAINS