Gibraltar poet shortlisted for coveted international prize

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A GIBRALTAR poet has been shortlisted for the international Bridport Prize.

REBECCA FALLER - PICTURE: STEFANO BLANCA SCIACALUGA
REBECCA FALLER – PICTURE: STEFANO BLANCA SCIACALUGA

Rebecca Faller’s poem Sunday finished in the top 200 of around 7,000 submissions in the poetry section.

It is a nostalgic trip back to the poet’s younger days.

Faller, who has never before entered an international writing competition, said she was “delighted and shocked in equal measure”.

The Bridport Prize was founded in 1973 to promote literary excellence and encourage emerging writers. It attracts entries from more than 80 different countries.

First prize in the poetry category is now £5,000, second prize £1,000 and third prize £500.

Gibraltar’s budding poet is well known on the Rock for her work with the Women’s Association, and in the campaign group that helped save Europa Point from the construction of a football stadium.

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