Dear Mustafa by Coral Rumble
‘The Caterpillar is such a unique
and inspired magazine. Winning The Caterpillar
Poetry Prize is all
shades of wonderful! So honoured, and a little dazed.’ Coral Rumble
Read Coral's winning poem here.
2017Auntie Aggie by Janet Turner
‘There were many happinesses in
the poetry I read, but "Auntie Aggie" won out in the end. The
opening is very strong and in-drawing. The story flies straight and trusted and
there are many incidents of delight – and "bum" and "pants" seemed necessary,
not merely decorative.’ John Hegley (judge)
Read Janet's winning poem here.
2016Dear Ugly Sisters by Laura Mucha
‘I love writing poetry for children, and
believe it’s one of the best ways of getting young people interested in
language, reading and performance. I think The Caterpillar Poetry Prize is an important
award, particularly as there are so few outlets for children’s poets, and it’s
a huge honour to have won it.’ Laura Mucha
Read Laura's winning poem here.
2015Don't Think of an Elephant by Louise Greig
‘I am quite stunned and
absolutely thrilled that my poem has won the inaugural Caterpillar Poetry
Prize!’ says Louise. ‘I am a huge fan of The Caterpillar and was
delighted and inspired by the competition.’ Louise Greig
Read Louise's winning poem here.