About the judge

Martin McGovern has been writing for nearly 30 years. Most of his poetry has been circulated privately, but he has contributed to two anthologies, Just Words (2010 – ISBN 1446188828) and Just Words Too (2017 – ISBN 0244336608). He has also acted as midhusband for several other books, including

  • Wolfdog (2018 – ISBN 0244717966)
  • Will there be Dancing? (2019 – ISBN 0244530310)
  • Buzz Off Mr Doble (2019 – ISBN 0244520267) 
  • Pottering: A Cure for Modern Life (2020 – ISBN 1786277271)

He is the author of The Octogenarian Ski-jumper (2009 – ISBN 1445210614), a collection of the achievements of the famous and not-so-famous, organised by their age at the time.