Thank you to each and every candidate who entered their poetry into The 2021 Sexton Prize for Poetry and a special thank you to our final judge Cornelius Eady for taking the time to generously offer his energy and mind towards reading your incredible submissions and entering your world of writing.
Our winner receives a monetary prize along with publication and global distribution.
We are so pleased to announce that the winner of the 2021 Sexton Prize for Poetry is:
JASMINE GAMES - SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER
Jasmine Games has made the following statement in acceptance of this prize:
Here is what Cornelius Eady had to say on why he chose this winner:
I think the first line in her poem "Hydrangeas in Bloom" pretty much sums up why I was won over "Do not forget the soil you grew in". Powerful, lyrical work devoted to her truth.