Poem shortlisted in Arvon International Poetry Competition

My poem ‘Operation Cast Lead’ has been shortlisted for the Arvon International Poetry Competition.

The Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010 attracted thousands of entries from more than 43 countries – including the Philippines, New Zealand, Zimbabwe and the United States of America.

The shortlist was decided by a judging panel chaired by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, who was joined by leading poets Elaine Feinstein and Sudeep Sen.arvon poetry competition

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Free Word Centre in London on 4th November,  by Carol Ann Duffy.

All prize-winning and commended poems will be published in a special competition anthology, available from the Arvon Foundation.