Young Poetry Prize Winner

Kitty F Thomas Hardye Poetry Prize2Kitty F, Year 9, recently entered the Thomas Hardy young poetry prize (aged 13 - 18) launched by The National Trust. Her poem, entitled ‘Reading “A Wife in London’’, which was based on work she had been doing in her English class, won first prize!

Dozens of entries were submitted to the three judges of the competition, from young people all over Dorset.

The judges, Dr Faysal Mikdadi, Academic Director of the Thomas Hardy Society, Professor Angelique Richardson of Exeter University, and musician and writer Virginia Astley, praised Kitty’s poem for its wit, depth and poetic passion.




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