Lecturer Joan wins top poetry award

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A POET hopes to inspire the next generation of writers after being named Hampshire Poet 2014.

Associate creative writing lecturer, Joan McGavin, beat 50 other poets to win the title.

Joan gets her inspirations from events in the world around her and said she is thrilled to have won.

She said: ‘I’m honoured and thrilled to have been chosen for this award, and also a little daunted.’