Goodland Wins Big In Wales
Speaking of awards ceremonies, a good friend of mine, poet Giles Goodland, has just won a major poetry prize - £5000, first place, for best poem in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition. I am very pleased to see this news. Goodland is one of the best and most significant of contemporary English poets, and hopefully this will bring his work to an ever-wider readership. I am currently reading his Oystercatcher pamphlet.