Earlier in the week the winner of the National Poetry Competition was announced. The competition is run by the Poetry Society and this year's judges were Ruth Padel, Neil Rollinson and Daljit Nagra. The poem they selected to receive the £5000 first prize is 'The Malarkey' by Helen Dunmore. I think they made a great choice, this is such a neat poem, apparently straightforward, yet very powerful and moving. What do you think?