‘After Blue’ by UEA alumnus Luke Allan has been awarded second prize in the 2020 Bridport International Poetry Competition. A graduate of the BA in English Literature with Creative Writing, Luke is a former managing editor at Carcanet Press and PN Review. He received a Northern Promise Award in 2011 and was a finalist in the 2017 London Book Fair Trailblazer Awards. He placed third in both the 2019 Mick Imlah Poetry Prize and the 2020 Poets & Players Competition, and was longlisted in the 2019 National Poetry Competition. He was the winner of the 2019 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition. His poems have appeared in the TLS, The Rialto, Magma, the anthology New Poetries VII, and elsewhere. His chapbook minimum soft exchange was published by MIEL in 2015 and he is currently working on his debut collection. Fellow alumnus John O’Donoghue (BA 1991) was Highly Commended in the Bridport Poetry Competition, while ‘The Box’ by Alistair Daniel, a former Charles Pick Writing Fellow at UEA, was Highly Commended in the Short Story Prize. Rob Perry (BA 2011) and Tracy Maylath (MA 2008) were Highly Commended and longlisted respectively for the Bridport / Peggy Chapman-Andrews First Novel Award.