As part of my university academic career, the best collection of poetry submitted to the 'Contemporary Poetry' module would be award the V. Press poetry prize. Their collection would be published the year after. While I did not win, that honour went to Kelly Williams, I received the runner-up commendation, which is in itself a privilege. Below is a small paragraph of the review on my collection, 'Writing The Truth'.
“I was also very struck by Miguel Guerreiro Lourenço’s ‘Writing the Truth’ – a selection of powerful poems that manages the feat of feeling imaginative yet also very real and moving, reinforced again by the choices of form and layout.”