March 2019

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Roger Vickery

Roger Vickery has won over 70 writing awards. Recent poetry prizes include the WB Yeats, Ipswich, Banjo Paterson (for contemporary poetry)and Bruce Dawe awards. He was shortlisted for the 2017 International Keats-Shelley Prizeand a runner up in the 2015 Irish Fish Poetry Prize. Roger is stimulated by art work. ‘The Ekphrastic process can become a mix of psychoanalysis, scuba finning and metal detection.’