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Eyewear Poet Barbara Marsh wins 2015 Troubadour Poetry Prize

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Eyewear poet Barbara Marsh has won the 2015 Troubadour Poetry Prize.

Her poem about memory, ‘The Farthest Way East’, set on the US-Canada border, with its references to the “the white backdrop eclipsing the land / five months of the year,” was said by judge Jean Sprackland to reveal a little more of its meaning “each time you read it”.
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Barbara Marsh was presented with her prize by Richard Douglas Pennant of Cegin Productions, which sponsors the competition. Organiser Anne-Marie Fyfe said that the Troubadour competition helped keep Coffee-House Poetry running all year round, in the absence of any public funding.

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