The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by small presses.


Congratulations to Jocelyn Simms  who wins the International Poetry Book Awards.

The contest organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious contest, judged by Welsh poet and writer Dave Lewis, and the overall winner was Jocelyn Simms for her book Tickling the Dragon.

The winners were as follows:
1st Prize  –  TICKLING THE DRAGON – Jocelyn Simms, France
2nd Prize  –  THE WOMAN WITH AN OWL TATTOO – Anne Walsh Donnelly, Mayo, Ireland
3rd Prize  –  HEFT – David J Costello, Wallasey, England

Judges’ comments, shortlist and full details can be viewed here.

We hope to launch the 2021 contest on 1st January 2021.


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