here are the winners of the Essex Poetry Festival's 13th Open Poetry Competition, chosen by adjudicator Matthew Caley.
First Prize: 'The Agony' Josh Ekroy
Second Prize:'Day at the Museum' Anne Welsh
Third Prize: ‘Recipe for Writing a New York School Poem’ Norbert Hirschhorn,
‘Counter Terror Expo’ River Wolten,
‘Things are Made’ Geoff Poundes,
‘Flea Market Finds no. XI: Omithologists Fieldnotest’ Edward Barker