My poem, Theatre of Marcellus, has been judged runner-up in the 2008 Creative Writing Competition run by the National Galleries of Scotland, the English-Speaking Union and the Scottish Poetry Library. The idea was to write a poem inspired by an artwork in one of the National Galleries. You have to scroll down to the bottom of the page (at the link), under the “published adults” category, to find that Shore Poet, Ian McDonough, was the winner, and that I shared the runner-up spot with none other than Alan Gay.
Not sure I want to post the poem here at the moment, but here’s the photograph (a little information also at the link) that inspired it. Amazing photo!