Roger elkin


Biography of Roger elkin

Roger Elkin was shortlisted for the Bloodaxe New Blood Book-length Competition (1987):
one of 10 shortlisted (out of 4,000 entries) for the Strokestown International Poetry Competition (2003):
and one of 6 shortlisted for the Keele University Poetry Prize(2007) .

He has won over 150 prizes and places – 38 firsts - in (inter) national poetry competitions. His poetry has received
the Lake Aske Memorial Award (1982 & 1987)
the Douglas Gibson Memorial Award (1986)
the Sylvia Plath Award for Poems about Women (1986)
and the Hugh MacDiarmid Trophy (2003) .
He became the first recipient of the Howard Sergeant Memorial Award for Services to Poetry in 1987; and was The Writer’s Rostrum “Poet of the Year,1991”.

Roger elkin's Works:

Pricking Out (Aquila,1988)
Points of Reference (Headland,1996)
Home Ground (Headland,2002)
Rites of Passing (Shoestring,2006)
Blood Brothers (Headland,2005)
No Laughing Matter (Cinnamon Press,2007)
Dog’s Eye View (Lapwing,2009)
Fixing Things (Indigo Dreams,2011)

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blunt-nosed Le-Mans-look-alike roadsters
with nifty black-liquorice fuselage, always
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on the spot, circling to rearing wheelies
and tantivying their unflagging laps
(there seemed no holding them) :

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