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English poet Derek Sellen has won the 7th Five Words International Poetry Contest for his poem Betty Fox is Skipping. He is reputedly the first poet to win the competition for a second time. Judges Afric McGlinchey and Michael Ray made their selection, along with the full shortlist of twelve poems, from 595 entries. The contest was organized by O’Bheal which creates an original platform for established & non-established poets and provides the public consistent access to contemporary poetry. Many have engaged in creative writing for the first time at Ó Bhéal, and many of these have remained actively writing and/or have seen their works accepted into print. The event is held upstairs in The Hayloft bar, above The Long Valley, one of Cork’s favourite and most iconic poetry venues. Ó Bhéal is inclusive of all forms of poetry and adult demographic. Between April 2007 and December 2019 Ó Bhéal was a weekly event…