i did

Long listed for the WALKING HOME writing competition run in January & February 2022

    i did
   not scr
     unch

my paper map and press
its crea

sed mass into

a crag’s first crack near 
a pond at the 

bottom of 

a Field One nor
did i hide such

      scre
     wed
        up

sym
bolism in

an oak
dress

er’s drawer in
some h

usk of
home

and i certain

ly did
not push such

paper into my
boot



Read more from the Long List of poems and stories submitted to the WALKING HOME writing competition. Listen to winning authors read their work at a showcase event on Sunday 25 September 2022 (booking details to follow).

Itching to write something yourself? Submit a piece to our Shorelines project, and invite your friends to read it aloud. Join one of our creative writing workshops or keep up to date with all our competitions by signing up to our curated newsletter here.

Mark Goodwin

United Kingdom

Poet-sound-artist. Speaks & writes in various ways. Balancer, walker, climber, stroller. Mark Goodwin is published by a number of poetry houses including: Leafe Press’s Open House Editions, Longbarrow Press, & Shearsman Books. Mark ...

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