‘Duct tape, milk, shilling, towels’ by UEA alumna Katy Darby has been announced as the winner of the 2019 Shooter magazine Poetry Competition. The poem can be read on the magazine’s Competition Winners page. Katy (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 2006, when she was the recipient of the David Higham Award. Her first novel The Unpierced Heart was published by Penguin in 2012 (having originally been published as The Whores’ Asylum by Fig Tree), and she is the co-editor with Cherry Potts of a number of anthologies, including We/She (2018). Her work has been read on BBC Radio, and published in various magazines and anthologies including Stand, Mslexia, Slice and the Arvon and Fish anthologies. She has previously won the Frogmore Poetry Prize and the New Writer Poetry Collection Competition, and is the founder of the live literature event Liars’ League in London.