MAG Poetry Competition 2011 - search for new poems

About 44% of the participants in the 2011 poetry competition wished their poems to remain viewable on the website. Check these out here:

Filter Poems By Author's First Name

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D
  5. E
  6. F
  7. G
  8. H
  9. I
  10. J
  11. K
  12. L
  13. M
  14. N
  15. O
  16. P
  17. Q
  18. R
  19. S
  20. T
  21. U
  22. V
  23. W
  24. X
  25. Y
  26. Z
  27. All

Lovers Lament

by Anita Turner

Where rays are captured by
early breeze
And beds are sheltered by
shady trees

View in full


by Anjali Desai

She walks amidst
Some hundreds of strangers,
Chaos dominates white coffee and tempting chocolate

View in full

Tooth and Claw

by Ann Dubaic

Reek of corruption on the steaming track,
as the slug clasps the trod worm in a
heaving embrace;
wasp impregnates grub

View in full


by Anna Galkina

Bite, softly, with incisors,
sink them in to break the skin,
tear it off, badly. Leave crescent gouges
in sweet flesh.

View in full

Sir Ade of the Glade

by Anna Whitehouse

Our tale begins with a jug full of mead,
and a rosy-cheeked knight on a handsome white steed.

View in full

A Childs Lament

by anne byrne

Spitting streaks amongst the grey
This child dismays at youths decay
As subtle hints of change confuse

View in full

Number 18

by Annie Hicks

Twenty four packets of sweating sausages
Sit in a fridge which is not switched on.
Fifteen blocks of butter keep the company
Of the sudating sausages.

View in full

To betray; To be betrayed…

by Antonia Kirby

To betray;
To be betrayed…

To slay;

View in full

Meet Ana

by Antonia Kirby

These secret thoughts re-emerge,
between morn and nigh -
a sip, a bite, a sigh;
The urgency to purge

View in full

Little Hands, Little hearts

by Ashwini Sridhar

Her little hands blistered
Her little fingers bleeding
She works on her knees
Big eyes, pleading

View in full