The Interpreter's House

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Open House 2018 Prize Winners

Congratulations to the winning entries and thank you to our competition judge, Zaffar Kunial.            

 Competition Judge:  Zaffar Kunial

Zaffar Kunial’s debut pamphlet was published by Faber & Faber in 2014 as part of the Faber New Poets series. In the same year he became the Wordsworth Trust Poet-in-Residence. He has twice been a prize-winner in the National Poetry Competition. He left his full-time job as a ‘Creative Writer’ for Hallmark Cards when he won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2013. In 2015 he won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. He lives in Hebden Bridge.



Theophilus Kwek ‘Operation Thunderstorm’


Karen Izod ‘Slip-stream’

3rd Place

Cheryl Pearson ‘Protection Spell For A Lover’


Claire Dyer ‘Transgender Lesson #23: Doing Cartwheels at The Ritz’

Eleanor Hooker ‘Exquisite Corpse’

Fiona Larkin ‘Home is Where One Starts From’

Sarah Watkinson ‘Vertical’


All the winning entries will be published in Issue 68 of The Interpreter's House.