The 2012 Gregory O'Donoghue International Poetry Competition results have just appeared on the website. Yipee I'm there! OK Among the seventy commended but I'm delighted.
After not sending out poems for most of 2011 because of history I sent out at least thirty to various competitions and journals in December. This is the first result! Great!
As usual the poem commended is not the one of those I sent in I might have chosen as my best. Often happens. I have entered this competition a few times in the past but never got noticed.
Two other Boyne Writers in the commendeds, Evan Costigan and Tom Dredge. Well done lads!
A measure of the international aspect of the competition is that the first and second winners are from the USA and of the ten highly commended only one is Irish.