Prize-winning poets named

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THE winners of the fifth Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition have been announced during a ceremony at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square.

The first prize, which was £5000, was awarded to Jen Hadfield for her poem The Kids, which was judged to be the best of an initial field of more than 1100 entries from around the world.

Award-winning Scottish poets Don Paterson and Gillian Ferguson were the judges in this year’s competition.