Amble poet wins national prize

An Amble poet won top prize at the first Hexham International Poetry Competition.
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The competition was set up in honour of the Hexham-born feminist poet, Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne, and was organised by Northumberland poet Hon Corbett.

Ali Rowland was awarded the prize for her poem ‘Mam On Demand’ and was invited to read the poem at the Quillseekers gathering at the Forum Cinema in Hexham on July 28.

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Ali's poems often deal with her own mental health issues but also celebrate the beauty of the Northumberland landscape and its power to help raise everyone’s spirits.

The winning poem can be read at Hexham Poetry.

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