Gentleman At Large

 

Press, Reviews, Festivals

2013


The Bridport Poetry Competition, 2013
Out of Love shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Competition
http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/content/2013-shortlists

The Frogmore Poetry Prize, 2013
Oxygen shortlisted for the Frogmore Poetry Prize
http://www.frogmorepress.co.uk/

Awarded 6-weeks Arts Residency
Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland (novel Pandora Falling in preparation)

2012


The Bridport Poetry Competition, 2012
The Hole in the Trousers shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Competition
Deep Crystal shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Competition
http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/content/2012-shortlists

Awarded 2-week Arts Residency
Heinrich Boll Cottage, Achill, Ireland (novel Pandora Falling in preparation)

2011


Charles Evans publishes his first collection of poems Gentleman At Large

 

2010


The Strokestown International Poetry Festival, 2010
Emissary shortlisted for the Strokestown International Poetry Prize
http://www.strokestownpoetry.org/Shortlist%20poems%202010,%20English%20lang.htm

Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize, 2010
Ice Man shortlisted for the Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize

The Frogmore Poetry Prize, 2010
Break of Day shortlisted for the Frogmore Poetry Prize
Stewart Conn wrote “'Break of Day' conveys a sense of loss movingly but with a lightsome touch, until there is a stab of pain and its ghosts vanish."

http://www.haynes.ismysite.co.uk/Frogmore/poetryprize/prize2010/winners_2010/cEvans.htm

Hastings International Poetry Competition, 2010
Parasol, Winner of the Hasting International Poetry Competition
http://www.1066hosting.co.uk/josephineaustin/competition.html

Bedford Open Poetry Competition, 2009
Diagnosis, Winner of the Bedford Open Poetry Competition
http://www.interpretershouse.org.uk/?p=93&cpage=1#comment-34

 

2009


 

Keats-Shelley Prize, 2009

Special Occasions (as Finding a Card) shortlisted for the Keats-Shelley Poetry Prize

Newark Open Poetry Society Competition, 2009
Irregularity, 3rd Prize at the Newark Open Competition

All the Way Home Published by Leaf Books
All the Way Home and Other Poems contains the winning entries from Leaf Books’ 2009 Poetry Competition including Charles Evans’ poem All the Way Home
http://leafbooks.co.uk/New/Books/AllTheWayHome.htm

Bedford Open Poetry Competition, 2008

Bull shortlisted for the Bedford Open Competition

Champion Poems Published by Sentinel
Champion Poems contains selected poems from the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition (July 2009) including Charles Evans’ poem Havin Fon
http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/champion_poems.php

 

2008


31st National Poetry Competition
Libretto, 2nd Prize at the National Poetry Competition
http://www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/mediaroom/npcpressrelease/
Hear Charles Evans read Libretto on You Tube www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY4sW8Ex1Ww

31st National Poetry Competition
Three in the Woods, commended at the National Poetry Competition

Biscuit International Competition, 2008
Common English Errors, highly commended at the Biscuit International Poetry Competition
http://www.biscuitpublishing.com/comp/2008poetry.html

The Bridport Poetry Competition, 2008
Mrs Bunting, shortlisted for The Bridport Poetry Competition
http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/winners2008.htm

VIII International Poetry Competition, 2008
Red Rose, 2nd Prize at the Poetry on the Lake Competition.
Jo Shapcott wrote “Red Rose, a poem which makes its narrative glow and spit above the darker emotional undertow.”

http://www.poetryonthelake.org/main/page_competition_2010.html

Newark Open Poetry Society Competition, 2008
The Lady and the Paste, Winner at the Newark Open Competition
Cathy Grindrod wrote “This poem absolutely haunted me from start to end of the judging process. It intrigued me and drew me in over and over again. There is a whole world in this poem – it creates its own highly visual setting, and has a time, place, language all of its own.”

Stafford Poetry Competition, 2008-9
Ablative Absolute, Runner-up at the Stafford Poetry Competition
http://www.imaginingstaffordshire.org.uk/poetrycomp0809.htm
Michael Hulse wrote “Ablative AbsoluteCharles Evans’ ‘Ablative Absolute’ follows a life from schooldays to old age, through stations of love and parenthood, and uses its trope of a grammatical tense with beautifully-judged delicacy and tact …’

Newark Open Poetry Society Competition, 2008
Mrs Bunting, 2nd Prize at the Newark Poetry Society Competition
http://www.newarkpoetrysociety.co.uk/2008_Results.html
Adrian Buckner wrote “Mrs Bunting … This far from mournful elegy for a domestic servant put me in mind of WH Auden’s songs for musical theatre – full of verve, rhythmically tight, crammed with phrases and linguistic effects which strike you at the same time as strange and immediately perfect … There is sadness at the end with the employer (too late?) ‘discovering my love’ but the prevailing note is of the triumphant presentation of a character – Mrs Bunting, mentioned 15 times and immortalised in verse …’