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THE 'DARK POETS PRIZE'
RESULTS

We are thrilled to announce the results of the international Dark Poets Prize competition! The selection process was incredibly challenging due to the sheer volume and quality of the beautiful pieces submitted from a total of 28 countries. Congratulations, also, to all the poets selected for honourable mentions; your work will be featured on our website and social media over the coming months.

A heartfelt thank you goes to everyone who participated. Your contributions have been truly inspiring. We also extend our deepest gratitude to our dedicated judges, who meticulously reviewed each piece, and to our team, who worked tirelessly to ensure a seamless blind judging process for the poetry community.

 

Stay tuned for more updates as we celebrate the extraordinary talent within our community!​

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PATRICIA MERCADO

A Creative Writing and Publishing MA graduate who has a great love for writing poetry that portrays complex and often dark emotions. "I hope my work can show how our emotions can take their own shape and have the power to break us physically and that despite that, there is hope under the wreckage."

"As someone who has a deep love for the dark poetry/arts and the macabre, I was ecstatic to have won the Dark Poets Club competition. As light and joy are often celebrated in poetry, so should too all the darker aspects of ourselves. I love having been able to share with you a gritty part of my life and hope that it reaches people who have often been told that they ‘feel a little too much’ and to know that there is only ever beauty in that."
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Congratulations to all the incredible poets that participated and to those who made it onto our 'Honourable Mentions' list who's stunning work has also been selected for publication on Dark Poets Club, (you will be contacted in due course):

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