here are the winners of the Essex Poetry Festival's Essex Poetry Competition, chosen by adjudicator Hannah Lowe.
First Prize:Roger Caldwell, 'John Steed in Retirement Remembers Mrs Peel'
Second Prize:Peter Kennedy 'The eve of the wedding'
Third Prize:Alex Toms 'The Eel Catcher Dreams of Horses'
Roger Caldwell 'The Tunnel: a Question in Philosophy'
‘Elisabeth Clark 'Zero Hour'
‘Anne Murphy 'Brother Crow'
Read Hannah Lowe's comments on the winning poems in her Judges Report