I won something!

I am utterly thrilled to announce that one of my poems was selected as a runner up in the Prole Laureate Poetry Prize 2014!

This year I’ve been making an effort to enter my work into competitions and journals, and it’s really heartening to see it paying off.

The poem I wrote is called Not all bees make honey. I have to give credit to Becca Audra for helping me to get it started in a workshop, and for encouraging me as I rewrote it four hundred times.

Here’s a wee teaser:

Not all bees make honey

Your skin spread with honey

spooned up while I lounge in

bed and wait to drink your

bitter morning kiss, claim

your cold, sugar-stirred mouth.

You lift my heavy limbs again.

You can read the rest of the poem on the competition page here, and, of course, you can read it in the latest issue of Prole!

It is £4 for a .pdf copy of Issue 13 (which will get you over a hundred pages of fantastic prose and poetry, including my winning poem :D), or £5.50 for a hard copy in the post. Buy it here!

Prole cover 13 (1)

Also, just so this post isn’t all about self-congratulation, here’s another couple of #NaPoWriMo14 snippets.

She was expecting chubby cheeks and blue eyes,

sleepless nights and screaming blue murder,

not this

dark-haired cuckoo

with staring eyes

And:

We won’t know

how to take the screaming: we’ll turn

on each other. It’s all we know,

finding shrillness in our voices

 

and violence in our hands.

criticism on our tongues and

heat in our cheeks.

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About sarahgracelogan

Sarah Grace is an itinerant scribbler and general layabout. She runs a writing group called CAKE.shortandsweet, because any form of procrastination from actual writing is always attractive to the serious author of refined taste. When not distracted by laser pens, Sarah Grace writes novels, short stories and flash fiction, poetry, stage scripts and screenplays. She has performed her work at Stirred Poetry, Bad Language and Tongue in Cheek Manchester. Her first publication, Humping the Boonies is a self-published chapbook available directly from the author, or from Travelling Man, Manchester. You can find more details about her ongoing projects, not to mention a selection of free stories up for grabs right here on her blog. https://sarahgracelogan.wordpress.com/about/ She also likes to talk about theatre, film, books, photography, and especially games and other things that involve collaborative storytelling. Sarah Grace likes feedback, in whatever form it comes.

8 comments

  1. Hey, well done you! Great poem too.

  2. malartart

    Well done and well deserved!

    malart

  3. Love, love, love this poem. Congratulations. X

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