The Voices Israel Group of Poets

in English

The 2018 Reuben Rose Poetry Competition Presentations Evening

We held the presentations event of the 2018 Reuben Rose International Poetry Competition on May 16th, 2019 at Mercaz Avivim near Tel Aviv university.  The first prize winner, John Gallas of the UK, didn't manage to get here, much to his and our regret; but sent us a lovely recording of himself reading his prize-winning poem: 


He also sent us an acceptance letter which explains the background to writing his beautiful poem.

Our two Israeli prize-winners and three Israeli "honourable mentions" read their poems themselves, while the poems of those who live abroad were beautifully read by Israeli proxy readers. 

Here's a link to the full  list of winners and Honorable Mentions; from that page, and from here, there's a link to the texts of the poems. (Please note that there are slight discrepancies between the written text of  John Gallas's poem and the audio recording he made for us after winning).

Below are a few photos to give the feel of the evening. To see more photos from the event, visit our Facebook page !