John Freeman wins third prize in the National Poetry Competition!


Worple Poet John Freeman has been awarded third prize in the UK’s National Poetry Competition for his poem ‘My Grandfather’s Hat’. Nick Laird, who judged the competition alongside Vicki Feaver and W.N. Herbert, praised the poem as ‘neatly constructed, both love poem and elegy.’  You can read John’s poem as well as all the winning and commended entries on the National Poetry Competition website.