Positive Images Poetry Competition - Looking After Our Environment

Winners announced

The winners of the competition were announced at the Positive Images Peace Festival Poetry Awards, which will took place on Saturday 18th November 2023 at the LTB Showroom in the city centre.

Winner : Joe Reynolds - Under The Coventry Ring Road (PDF)

Runner up: Ali Rowland - Parakeets, Longford Park  (PDF)

Highly Commended

Karuna Mistry -  Carbon beings breathe oxygen (PDF)
Martin Brown - My garden wilderness (PDF)
Denni Turp-  I'd like to make  (PDF)
Robert Zhilmor -  Saving hundred acre wood. (PDF)


All poems entered will appear on the Positive Images Festival Website and the best poems will be published in the Chatterbox Magazine.

The Judges decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

List of Poems

1.    Francis K. Johnson – An Orchard in Arcady (PDF)
2.    Chris Farr – Lifting the lid (PDF)
3.    Peter Garbett – Help the planet  (PDF)
4.    Natalie Downey – Evergreen Naturalid (PDF)
5.    Christopher Sidwell – Avocados  (PDF)
6.    Steve Denehan – Windy Hollow (PDF)
7.    Steve Denehan – The Universal Joke  (PDF)
8.    Steve Denehan – The Waves (PDF)
9.    Karuna Mistry – Know Your Nutters (PDF)
10.    Karuna Mistry – Food For Thought (PDF)
11.    Karuna Mistry – Carbon Beings Breath Oxygen At the top of the page (PDF)
12.    Wendy Webb – Blitzing every place, Godiva – Rich and Caring (PDF)
13.    Peter Longden -  Under New Management  (PDF)
14.    Martin Brown – The Field of Light  (PDF)
15.    Martin Brown – My Garden Wilderness At the top of the page
16.    Martin Brown – Shopping To Save The Planet  (PDF)
17.    Charlotte Faulconbridge – Ours  (PDF)
18.    Atmos – Causality  (PDF)
19.    Atmos – Sucession  (PDF)
20.    Judith Roberts – Wake Up Call  (PDF)
21.    Joe Reynolds – A Beachcomers Journal (PDF)
22.    Joe Reynolds – Just North Of Junction Six  (PDF)
23.    Joe Renolds – Under The Coventry Ring Road At the top of the page
24.    Gabrielle Back – For The Love Of The Earth  (PDF - page 1) (PDF - page 2)
25.    Gabrielle Back – Pollution  (PDF)
26.    Amy Clennell – Toadstool  (PDF)
27.    Amy Clennell – The Cubbington Peartree (PDF)
28.    Amy Clennell – Forgotten Bridge  (PDF)
29.    Jasmine Gillard – Overview Effect  (PDF)
30.    Olubiyi Victor – God is a Peot  (PDF)
31.    Olubiyi Victor – My Happiest Moment  (PDF)
32.    Olubiyi Victor - Get Up and Move  (PDF)
33.    Andrew Sharpe – Oak and Mayfly (PDF)
34.    Andrew Sharpe – Oberon (PDF)
35.    Jonathan Barton – Smiling Sun  (PDF)
36.    Christine Foxon – We Will Survive  (PDF)
37.    Ali Rowland – Parakeets, Longford Park At the top of the page
38.    Ali Rowland – Our Dog and the Rook, Memorial Park (PDF)
39.    Aoife McCleelan – Gardening in the Trenches (PDF)
40.    Aoife McCleelan – Salmon Farm Lament (PDF)
41.    Aoife McCleenan – Jellyfish Plead For Cleaner Seas (PDF)
42.    Denni Turp – Its Like to Make  At the top of the page
43.    Denni Turp – Instead (PDF)
44.    Denni Turp – Not Giving UP  (PDF)
45.    Kitty O’Shea – Where’s the Deal  (PDF)
46.    Christine Fowler -Have you ever thought what it would be like to be a worm  (PDF)
47.    Christine Fowler – Plastic Peril  (PDF)
48.    Christine Fowler – Last Rites  (PDF)
49.    Oliver Randle – Perspective of the Bluefin Tuna  (PDF)
50.    Robert Zhilmor – Saving Hundred Acre Wood  At the top of the page
51.    Martin Mellett – Some Brown, Some Red, Some Golden  (PDF)
52.    Jo Delyse Packwood– Untitled  (PDF)
53.    Penny McCulloch – Recycle Poem  (PDF)
54.    Helen Mosley – Looking After our Environment  (PDF)
55.    Amanda Fleming – Skagen  (PDF)
56.    Amanda Fleming – An Exhalation  (PDF)
57.    Sandy Olson – Until Night Is A Chorus (PDF)
58.    Irene Daniel – A Plant’s Eye (PDF)
59.    Sue Mackrell – Penny For The Ferryman  (PDF)
60.    Yara Youngs – My Mother Once Said  (PDF)
61.    Harry Matlay – Swanswell Pool In Autumn (PDF)
62.    Harry Matlay – A Walk Along Coventry Canal (PDF)
63.    Corinne Muir – Gaia  (PDF)
64.    Corinne Muir – World changing  (PDF)
65.    Alison Manning – Not the Bees Knees (PDF)
66.    Yathres Ramadian – The Environment is Screaming   - not available to view
67.    Milan Jagatia – My Love (PDF)
68.    Milan Jagatia – Banned  (PDF)
69.    Milan Jagatia – We Care  (PDF)
70.    Christine Miller – Insect Aside (PDF)
71.    Neil Newcombe – I Like Plant Earth (PDF)
72.    Keith Parsons – The Oak (PDF)
73.    Pratibha Savani – Revolution Recipe (PDF)
74.    Lara Dolphin – This Christmas I will Be Gifting; You From The Fly-tip in my Paint Yard (PDF)
75.    Anonymous – Think of us now (PDF)
76.    Helen Mosley – Coventry Growing Poe (PDF)
77.    Helen Mosley – A letter to the Coventry Telegraph (PDF)
78.    Claire Walmsley – A New Planet (PDF)
79.    Vivienne Egbuchuley – A Tree Gives Life (PDF)
80.    Navkiran Kaur Mann – England’s Dream, India’s Green (PDF)
81.    Grace Bennett – The Cry (PDF)
82.    Grace Bennett – Author Lost  (PDF)
84.    Marjorie  Tavistock    – Fast Culture, Literature Mermade (PDF)
85.    Wendy Webb - Blitzing Every Place, Godiva-Rich and Caring  (PDF)