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Anne-Marie Fyfe wins International Competition
Thu 20 May 2004
NAWE member Anne-Marie Fyfe has been awarded first prize in the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition for her poem 'Curaçao Dusk'.
Anne-Marie, a London-based Irish poet, received her award at a special prizewinners' event hosted by Academi Chief Executive Peter Finch in the Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff Bay as part of the 2004 Bay Lit Arts Festival.

Robert Minhinnick, editor of Poetry Wales, praised prizewinning poems from Switzerland, Canada, Amsterdam, London, Colchester and Northumberland, chosen from 5,000 entries, but said that  he and fellow competition-judge, Ruth Padel, were unanimous in selecting Anne-Marie's poem for first prize.

Born, Cushendall, Co. Antrim, Anne-Marie Fyfe now lives in London where she runs Coffee-House Poetry readings and workshops at the famous Troubadour Coffee-House in Earls Court. She was 2003 poet-in residence at the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and recently received an Authors' Foundation award.

Further details of the Cardiff International Poetry Competition and prizewinners can be found on the Academi website.

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