Lynn Roberts: Poetry


You can see some of my poems on

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Published and prize-winning poems; links are in red


2013 September issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Air conditioning'
2013 Wigtown Poetry Competition: 'The rape of Persephone' (commendation)
2013 June issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Sartor resartus'
2013 Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition: 'Sartor resartus'(1st prize)
2013 March issue of Lighten Up Online: 'No more with the ruddy ukeleles'
2013 InDaily 21 Feb. (Australian online magazine): 'Gin Lane'
2013 InDaily 14 Feb. (Australian online magazine): 'Samson & Delilah by Rubens' & 'Rembrandt's Self-portrait aged 63'

2012 National Poetry Prize: longlist of 150 (out of 13,041 poems): 'Diadem of gold leaves, 4th century BC'
2012 Writers' Bureau Poetry Competition: 'Canaletto - The stonemason's yard' (third prize)
2012 December issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Port after stormy seas' ; plus 'Your Fiat...' in competition winners
2012 Lupus UK Competition: 'Victory in the Louvre' mentioned in judge's report
2012 September issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Corrugations' ; plus 'Jezabel' in competition winners
2012 The Welsh Poetry Competition: 'Cain and Abel' (Commended)
2012 The Psychiatry Research Trust Poetry Competition: 'Massacre in Houla' (2nd prize)
2012 June issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Waiter, remove my mother' ('Mummy thinks that I'm a sucker...') in competition winners.
2012 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition for April: 'Rembrandt's Self-portrait, aged 63 ' (1st prize)
2012 Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition: 'Crememento morium'(1st prize)
2012 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine: 'Rembrandt: The anatomy lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp' (Commended)
2012 March issue of Lighten Up Online: 'The Lament of the Unplaced Poet' ; plus 'Wordsworth Encounters Hypocrisy in the Wye Valley' in competition winners
2012 Poetry Response #1: 'OS Explorer': a response to 'Rough Guide' by George Szirtes

2011 Writers' Bureau Poetry Prize 2011: 'Noli me tangere' (2nd prize)
2011 Gregory O'Donaghue Poetry Competition 2011: 'Le Douanier Rousseau: Surprised!' (1 of 10 runners-up: published online in Southword)
2011 National Poetry Prize: longlist of 130 (out of 11,663 poems): 'Samson & Delilah by Rubens'
2011 Cannon Poets Sonnet or Not Competition: 'Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait' commended
2011 Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition: 'Turner: Rain, steam, and speed' (Highly commended)
2011 December issue of Lighten Up Online: 'The breakdown of stable relationships in the pedial community'
2011 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition for October: 'Mme de Pompadour...' (1st prize), & 'Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait' commended
2011 Nottingham Open Poetry Competition: 'Entropy and the maiden' (3rd prize)
2011 September issue (no. Fifteen) of Transparent Words online magazine (PoetryKit): 'Ford House' + illustration
2011 September issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Men are from who nose where'; plus 'No suffrage, no thanks' ' in competition winners
2011 Shit Creek Review, Issue 14: 'Botticelli's Venus and Mars', and 'Cana' from Rosa Mundi.
2011 Ver Poets Open Competition: 'Why am I cleaning the lavatory again?' selected.
2011 June issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Tight control'; plus 'Frigidarium laudamus' in competition winners.
2011 Agenda, vol.45, no. 4/ Vol. 46, no. 1: Dwelling Places: 'Lunchtime with Eros'.

 
   


2011 Rosa Mundi published in booklet form- an illustrated sequence of poems:
see Christopher Howse's article, The Daily Telegraph, 2 April 2011, and a comment on it
at Linen on the hedgerow, 3 April.
See images of the cover and one of the illustrations on Flickr .                   

 
 

2011 Pandora's Book published in booklet form- an illustrated sequence of light verse:
see Suzi Feay's blog for 14th March 2011,'Other People's Launches'.

 
2011 March issue of Lighten Up Online: 'A Daughter is the Time of Truth'; 'RSVP from Mr Fitzgerald'

2010 September issue of Red Poets: 'Rails'
2010 September issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Blogged down'; 'Letter to Milton'
2010 September issue of Pulsar: 'Daphne Laureola'
2010 Virginia Warbey Poetry Poetry Prize: 'Lunchtime with Eros' (longlisted); 'Do survivors dream of the polar bear?' (longlisted); 'Narcissus and Echo' (longlisted).
2010 Southport Writers' Circle International Poetry Competition: 'Valentine' (highly commended).
2010 Ver Poets Open Competition: 'Gin Lane' (3rd prize)
2010 Northampton Literature Group Open Poetry Competition: 'Archaeology on Bosworth Field' (1st prize) [click link & scroll down to read this poem]
2010 June issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Epicurius and the solution to economic downturn'; 'Sea fever'
2010 Pulsar Poetry Competition: 'Do survivors dream of the polar bear?' (1st prize) [click link & scroll down to read this poem]
2010 May 1-27; 5 consecutive issues of The Tablet: 5 poems from the Rosa Mundi sequence ('Star of ocean', 'Icon', 'Gestation', 'Cana', and 'Stabat Mater'
2010 March issue of Lighten Up Online: 'The goddess Hera commiserates with Mrs Tiger Woods'; 'Decline and fall')
2010 Shit Creek Review, Issue 11: 'Thin red line'

2009 December issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Maenadness'; 'The Moan of the Ancient Rimester'
2009 GRIST Anthology of New Writing, University of Huddersfield, October: 'Thin red line'.
2009 September issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Song for a Dark Man'
2009 The Welsh Poetry Competition: 'Rails' (3rd prize)
2009 June issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Pallas Athene laments the judgment of Paris'; 'Sonnet to a Dark Lady'
2009 Listowel Writer's Week: Poetry Collection Competition (1st prize)
2009 Agenda, vol.44, nos. 2-3: Welsh issue: 'Family secrets'
2009 March issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Aphrodite explains the unfortunate affair with Ares'

2008 Envoi International Poetry Competition 152 (Oct/Nov): 'The impossibility of Thornham Parva in the mind of an Australian' (2nd prize)

2007 The Frogmore Papers, no.70: 'Martha and Mary'

2006 Agenda, vol.42, no.2: 'Adonis'
2006 The Writer's Bureau Poetry Competition: 'Adonis' (5th prize)

1979 Hammersmith & Fulham Festival of Poetry & Music: 'Distant relations'(2nd prize)
1979 Outposts, no.123: 'Another voice'