York Poetry Prize 2020: Here are the winning poems, read by the poets themselves

posted on 23 May 2020


A visit to an art gallery in Rome was the inspiration for the winner of this year’s York Poetry Prize.

The statue of Pauline Bonaparte as Venus by Antonio Canova caught the attention of writer Michaela Coplen in the Galleria Borghese.

Our judge, Sean O’Brien, picked Michaela’s poem, Venus Victrix, from a record entry of 1,139 poems submitted by 497 poets.

Read the full article on this link to York Mix