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During the Shakespeare400 season, King’s launched a poetry competition for young writers inspired by Shakespeare’s sonnets. Entrants were asked to pick a sonnet by Shakespeare that inspires them, and write their own poem in response.
The competition, launched on 23rd April 2016, was judged by internationally-respected poets, Gillian Clarke and Kevin Crossley-Holland and was open to all state school and academy students in London, in years 10-13.
All shortlisted poets were invited to attend a celebratory event in central London in Autumn 2016, where prizes were awarded and the students were given the opportunity to read their poems aloud. They received a copy of On Shakespeare’s Sonnets, a new anthology of sonnet-inspired poetry by celebrated British poets edited by King's academics.
First: Lucy Thynne (Modern Summer Love)
Second: Imogen Garfinkel (It's Not Over, Not Yet)
Third: Amber Marino (Forgetting)
Josephine Skinner (His Words about Me)
Jade Leavens (Never Trust a Mirror)
Id Sotonwa (For I Cannot Seem to Comprehend)
Joe Davidson (O Sweet-Scented Fantasy)
Georgia Courtney-Fox ('I'm not going to sugarcoat this')
Zarvesha Rasool et al (Unconditional Love)
Ella Mackenzie (Love is not Love)
Chloe Cummings (What is Love?)