Winner: Milly Sage,
Milly Sage’s poem ‘Patti Smith’ is the recipient of a 2020 Newcastle Poetry Competition Young People’s Prize.
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
when at once I could hold a broken wheel
and love it,
for the wind rolling between the broken
and for the languid motion locked in so
earthly a metal.
Milly Sage, 17