Poet Sophie wins first prize

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A SHEFFIELD sixth former has won first prize in a competition to find budding young poets - and her winning poem will be displayed in a major retailer in the city centre.

Sophie Foster, 17, won the Uni Verse for Schools Poetry Competition, organised by Sheffield Hallam University.

Her winning poem, Iambic Betrayal, will be displayed in Sheffield’s Orchard Square branch of bookshop Waterstones.

Sophie also won £50 in book vouchers and a signed copy of musician Jarvis Cocker’s Mother, Brother, Lover: Selected Lyrics book.

The competition encouraged teenagers to gain experience of creative writing.