The Voices Israel Group of Poets

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Reuben Rose Winning Poems 2018

Results of the 2018 Reuben Rose Poetry Competition
Judges: Peter Thabit-Jones, UK; Mark Razyner, Israel; Iris Dan, Israel; and Avril Meallem, Israel.
First prize - John Gallas, UK:  at the funeral of a ploughman - to hear a recording of John Gallas reading his poem, click here
Second prize - Donna Bechar, Israel: Pencil Me In. 
Third prize - Wendy Dickstein, Israel: Alexander Pope in India

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order of poem title)


Auschwitz by John Ling, UK

 Bougainvillea by E.D. Watson, USA 

 Flamenco by Celia Merlin, Israel 

 Puppets and Cotton Candyby Johnmichael Simon, Israel 

 Rembrandt’s Saul Listening to Davidby Dina Yehuda, Israel 

 Something is Always Arriving at its End by David Adès, Australia 

The Night You Ran Out the Door by Sophia Luna, USA 

 The Numbersby Patti Tana, USA. To hear Patti reading her poem click here.

 The Towerby Esther B. Lipton, UK

 Tilting at Windmillsby Jennifer Lagier, USA 

Click here to read the texts of the three winning poems and the ten that gained Honourable Mention.