Winner: Milly Sage, 'Patti Smith'

Winner: Milly Sage,

‘Patti Smith’

Milly Sage’s poem ‘Patti Smith’ is the recipient of a 2020 Newcastle Poetry Competition Young People’s Prize.


Patti Smith


She taught me that life is a series of


routine held and loved for all it is, no wish

of what it could be.


she taught me that to live and feel every

breath came

when at once I could hold a broken wheel

and love it,


for the wind rolling between the broken

silver spokes,

and for the languid motion locked in so

earthly a metal.


Milly Sage, 17