I was at The Troubadour for the announcement of The Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2016 last night. We heard the prize winning and commended poems as well as judges reports from Jane Yeh and Glyn Maxwell.
Some of the poems that really stood out for me in the evening included
Balloons by Betty Thompson, from Co. Wexford, Ireland
Ode to an Octopus by Catherine Temma Davidson, from London
Writing Him Out by Elizabeth Parker, from Bristol
and Flight,by Giles Goodland, also from London
You can read the Glyn Maxwell's and Jane Yeh's report and read the winning poems here.