Poems To Keep is the title of the anthology in which the winners and shortlisted poets of the Brian Dempsey Memorial Competition 2017 were published.

And we are delighted to announce that this year our very own Tony Earnshaw was shortlisted for his poem Views!

The judges stated that they were looking for poems that would surprise them. For them, “dynamism and movement” are the “essential ingredients” of poetry. We couldn’t agree more and love the energy that Tony’s writing brings.

To check out his poems see the video!

Congratulations Tony!