Poetry Competition

Delighted to announce our Shextreme Poetry Competition 2017 Winner is Sarah Audsley. Her adventure poem Questions: Ownership was praised by our judges for its: 

  • sense of immediacy and 'being there' 
  • excellent execution and most ’surprising’ which in this ‘genre’ is so important
  • the wonderful open structure and the careful attention paid to word voices
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Sarah Audsley flew all the way from USA to perform her winning poem live at Shextreme Film Festival in Bristol, UK. 

A big thank you to Sarah’s family, friends and co-workers from Appalachian Mountain Club who helped support her creative adventure and first visit to the UK. Our Shextreme audience loved Sarah’s poetry performance: 

“Wow. Blown away.” “Beautiful and breathtaking” “Powerful and gentle all at once.”

Big congratulations Sarah. Here’s to supporting more female voices being heard in adventure writing! 

 

Sarah's Poetry Performance 

 

SHEXTREME POETRY COMPETITION JUDGES 

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CLAIRE-JANE CARTER

Poet; filmmaker; runner; climber and Artistic Director at Kendal Mountain Festival. 

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LUCY ENGLISH

Renowned novelist; performance poet; finalist of BBC Radio 4 Poetry Slam and Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University.