04 October 2016
Congratulations to Kinga
One of our talented
service users in Bristol has received a prestigious award from a
prison arts charity.
Kinga, a service user from Fromeside was informed in August that
one of her poems had been shortlisted from 6700 entries to be among
230 pieces exhibited at the Southbank Arts Centre in London as part
of the Koestler Trust Arts by Offenders'
This was the first time Kinga had entered the competition and
she was delighted to attend the exhibition and receive the bronze
Kinga says, "Poetry for me is an electric shower of words
fertilizing my mind. This is something that demonstrates my
personal and intimate experience. Each time I write a poem I feel
fulfilled in many ways. Winning a bronze award and knowing that
someone found meaning in my poetry and that now thousands of other
people can enjoy my piece of poetry at an exhibition is really
The Koestler Trust is the UK's best-known prison arts charity.
They encourage offenders, secure patients and detainees to change
their lives through taking part in the arts and challenge negative
preconceptions of what ex-offenders are capable of.
Congratulations to Kinga for her amazing achievement.
clockwork blood flow velocity
substance nourished own sweat
connected to a live body fluid
excavated from the tomb
for a minute I
breath flooded lungs
sometimes I am
the rest is silence ...
when the fifth time I am born out of a chair