My 93-year old uncle is a twin and the last of three brothers, one of whom was my dad. Determined to be as independent as possible, he is still in his own home with carers visiting twice a day. Last week I paid him a visit. Coaches are my least favourite travel method, but the easiest way to get to his house.
|One of the 100 figures|
|With James Nash. Photo: Andy Walker|
So I was completely overwhelmed to find that James Nash, the judge had chosen my poem Digging and Diving as the winner!
I was honoured for several reasons. I was born and brought up in Liverpool until the age of 12; I like and admire James' poetry; I had worked on this poem for months (on and off). It'll be coming out in the Poised Pen print anthology - watch this space.