It was a late night but we have a winner! Well done to Michael Wilson, our 2019 Belfast Book Festival Champion!
Hearty congratulations also to finalists Elizabeth McGeown (2nd), Nathan Armstrong (3rd) and Rae O'Dowd (4th).
Thank you to all who attended, took part and applauded, a big thank you to the staff and volunteers at Crescent Arts Centre too, and our hard working guest judges Linda McKenna and Vincent Creelan! The standard just keeps on getting better and better every year, and we were honoured to help give a platform to all the poets who entered, thank you to you all.