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Iraq Occupation Focus / Red Pepper – 2005 Open Poetry Competition

Iraq Occupation Focus and Red Pepper Magazine
Open Poetry Competition

For poems on the theme of occupation, resistance and freedom

Judge: Dinah Livingstone

First prize: �0
Second prize: �
Third prizes (two): � each

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We have been pleased to run this competition for the second year.

This year's entries were judged by Dinah Livingstone.

The winning and commended poems will be published here shortly.

Winning and commended poems

First prize
A Lifetime – Alice Curham

Second prize
The Memories of Women – Rona Laycock

Third prize
Within Remains – Anthony Cropper
The Pact – Fiona Durance

No Fear – Chris Davis
Mercenary – Brian Docherty
My Wall in Kilburn – Berta Freistadt
A Routine Day – Richard Lawson
Kali Yuga – Emma Phillips