Catherine Yeo, or ccyeo as she signs herself for her writing, lives in London with her sister and parents. She wrote this poem just before her 9th birthday in the middle of winter in the hopes that better weather would allow her out to play netball, her favourite sport. Alas, at time of writing, she still awaits this New World but the snowdrops have appeared in nearby Kew Gardens.
Winner of the 2019/2020 Elmbridge Literary Competition: 1st 8-11 Category Poetry
A New World
Published March 2020
16 printed pages
Elmbridge Literary Competition Chapbook 16
Print run 100
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The 15th Elmbridge Literary Competition 2019/20
Whether the first day at school, the start of a new job, the tenuous steps into a new life or a strange landscape of the imagination, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower, this year’s Elmbridge Literary Competition is looking for short stories and poems that explore new worlds.
Now in its 15th year and following the success of 2018’s ‘A Shiver Down the Spine’, The Elmbridge Literary Competition is opening its entry criteria to national and international submissions. Run in partnership between The R C Sherriff Trust and Elmbridge Borough Council, it is open to all ages.