I’m very pleased to announce that my poem The Apotheosis of Colonel P.H.Fawcett has won a prize in the 2013 flamingofeather poetry competition.
Colonel Fawcett was an English explorer who disappeared in the Matto Grosso area of Brazil in 1925 while in search of an ancient city he referred to as ‘Z’. I first came across him when I was a boy reading Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming (brother of Ian Fleming). Peter Fleming set out to discover what happened to Fawcett but, along with other expeditions before and after, failed to do so. Years later, I read Expedition Fawcett, by one of Fawcett’s sons, which rounded out my understanding of the man. I wrote the poem earlier this year.
flamingofeather have put the poem on their website and this is the link to it: