Ortelius' Sea Monsters wins the Alastair Reid Prize.
So delighted to win the Alastair Reid 2023 (Wigtown Book Festival) Poetry prize.
Wigtown's Facebook page says:
Alastair Reid Pamphlet Prize
Named in memory of one of Scotland’s foremost literary talents, this recognises a collection of work rather than individual poems. The prize is for the work to be set as a pamphlet by Gerry Cambridge and published by the Wigtown Festival Company.
Winner: Ortelius’s Sea Monsters, by Stephanie Green
Donald S Murray, the judge, said:“‘Ortelius’ Sea-Monsters’ is outstanding in terms of its source of inspiration and the varied ways in which the writer examines the fantastical beings to which the reader is introduced within its pages. I relished each encounter, fascinated by the different ways in which each creature is described. This is a work which is a triumph both for the writer’s imagination and their wide and surprising range of poetic skills.”