Congratulations to Marvin Thompson, whose poem The Fruit of the Spirit is Love (Galatians 5:22) was judged the best from more than 18,000 poems entered into the National Poetry Competition by more than 7,000 writers from 95 countries.
A startling poem with allusions to a rich range of subjects ranging from Salvador Dalí and the Bible to an abused footballer, a revered hip-hop band and the Welsh language has won a prestigious literary award.
Thompson’s poem will be published on the Poetry Society’s website. It will also appear in the spring issue of the Poetry Society’s poetry journal, The Poetry Review.
See what can happen when you take the courage to enter a competition. Why not try one of the competitions listed under our challenges section of the website or have a go at the Poem a day in April challenge. (Napowrimo 2021)
Why not check out our blog during April to see the poem that Linda and Caroline are writing during April.
Article in the Guardian