All the shortlisted poems received a healthy number of votes, but the winning Readers’ Choice Poem is
The Theology of the Anderson Shelter – by Jean Atkin
The Editor’s Choice Poem for June was chosen by Jane Kite who said:
“Each of the poems revealed more and became more surprising as I read them over and again and attuned to their rhythms. The winner, We don’t know what to do with the dead things by Louisa Campbell repelled me at first, not only for its subject matter but because I’m not keen on rhyming couplets. I kept coming back to it though, because of its unusual point of view and that it catches something I haven’t found before in a poem. Sonnet 917-589-9XXX by Drew Pisarra was a close second – a well constructed and sensitive poem“
Congratulations to both our winners, Jean and Louisa.