News: 16 September 2021

Keats-Shelley and Young Romantics Prizes 2021: Winners

​The winning poems and essays of 2021’s Keats-Shelley and Young Romantics Writing Prizes were revealed at 7pm 16th Septermber by Guest Judge Simon Barnes. Like last year, Simon made his announcement online and with his much-loved eloquence - beginning with an allusion to Ozymandias and ending with a quotation from Finnegan’s Wake (the end aptly enough).

Watch below.

​You can read the results in full at the respective Prize page:

The winning poems in each competition were read by one of the Keats-Shelley Poetry Judges. Listen below.

Winner of 2021’s Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize: ‘in the kelp forest’ by Katrina Naomi - read by Deryn Rees-Jones.

Winner of 2021’s Young Romantics Prize: ‘A Craftsman’s Tale’ by Eustacia Feng, read by Will Kemp.

James Kidd

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