2014 The Welsh Poetry Competition:
2014 June issue of Lighten Up Online:
'Robert Herrick doth a Voyce-over
' in comp.
2014 Wirral Open Poetry
Competition: 'Flying home' longlisted
Birmingham Poetry Prize:
2014 Munster Literature 'A Fool for Poetry' pamphlet competition:
The dogs of war:
2014 March issue of Lighten
2013 Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition (December):
of Richard's bones'
2013 Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition (September) : 'National
2013 September issue of Lighten Up Online:
2013 Wigtown Poetry Competition:
'The rape of Persephone'
2013 June issue of Lighten Up Online:
2013 Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition (March):
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..' & '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
2012 December issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Port after stormy seas'
in competition winners
2012 Lupus UK Competition: 'Victory in the Louvre'
mentioned in judge's report
2012 September issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Corrugations'
'Jezabel' in competition
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 comp.
2012 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition for April:
'Rembrandt's Self-portrait, aged 63 '
2012 Flash 500 Humour Verse Competition:
'Crememento morium'(1st prize)
2012 Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine:
'Rembrandt: Dr Nicolaes Tulp'
2012 March issue of Lighten Up Online: 'The Lament of the Unplaced Poet'
'Wordsworth...' in comp.
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 Comp 2011:
'Le Douanier Rousseau...'
(1 of 10 runners-up: published 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
2011 December issue of Lighten Up Online: 'The breakdown of stable relationships
in the pedial community'
2011 Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Comp. (Oct):
'Mme de Pompadour...' (1st), & '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';
'No suffrage, no thanks'
2011 Shit Creek Review, Issue 14:
'Botticelli's Venus and Mars',
'Cana' from Rosa
2011 Ver Poets Open Competition: 'Why am I cleaning the lavatory
2011 June issue of Lighten Up Online: 'Tight
in competition winners.
2011 Agenda, vol.45, no. 4/ Vol. 46, no. 1: Dwelling
Places: 'Lunchtime with Eros'.