The Angus Writers’ Circle announced Sandra Ireland as the winner of their annual poetry competition on July 2.
Celebrated poet and sculptor Tim Pomeroy from Arran adjudicated the annual contest and presented the prizes to the talented finalists.
Tim was impressed by the high standard of entries and commented on how much the group had improved since his last visit in 2013.
He entertained the group with a reading of his own poems and talked about his own experiences and inspiration as a poet.
Sandra’s winning poem ‘Low Ebb’ was inspired by her frequent seaside strolls.
“I do quite a lot of walking along the beach and my poetry is often connected with the sea.
“I was very excited to win, it was a lovely feeling and a great honour to be presented by Tim. He’s a brilliant poet and sculptor.”
Sandra was presented with the Fireball trophy and some very welcome book tokens: “I’m a keen reader so it was a real treat to go into Waterstones and choose something.”
Eleanor Fordyce’s poem ‘On the Edge’ came second and ‘On Wings’ by Ann Craig came third.
‘Stormy Day’ by Eleanor Fordyce, ‘Stones’ by Heather Gourlay and ‘Sunhat and Scissors’ by Grace Murray were highly commended.
The Angus Writers’ Circle meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 7.30 to 9.30 p.m. in the Rosely House Hotel, Arbroath and new members are always welcome. For further details, contact Sandra Ireland on 01241 410346.