A collection of the best entries for the Cheshire Prize for Literature competition, 2004, which was for an original and previously unpublished poem, or collection of poems, not exceeding 100 lines in total. The collection contains poems by 23 entrants, including the eventual prize winners. Contents: Poulaphouca, by Andrew Rudd. Here, by Andrew Rudd. Living in a Ry Cooder Song, by Andrew Rudd. Folds, by Andrew Rudd. Rent Collector, by Andrew Rudd. Pulling Through, by Andrew Rudd. Woodsmoke, by Simon Gotts. Smog, by Simon Gotts. Bees, by Gill McEvoy. Bones in the Desert, by Gill McEvoy. Archaeology of the Self, by Peter Branson. Monstrosities, by Russell Morris. How to Grow Up, by Stephen Campbell. Ash, by Peter Blair. Arno, by Frances Sackett. Visitors 1 st August 2003, by Tonia Bevins. Celia, by Simon Poole. Woods on the Welsh Marches, by Hal Coomer. Sisters of the Early Shift, by Alison Leonard. He Had It, in Spades, by R. A. Garside. The Witness, by Angela Johnson. Dialectic, by Angela Topping. Images, by Graham Wilson. Five Books of Marriage, by Harry Owen. DIY Guy Whose Wife Took the Kids, by Joy Winkler. If You Were to Walk Back in Right Now, by Ruth A. Symes. Choppy Water, by John Latham. Timewarp, by George Horsman. Tending, by Clive McWilliam. A Short History, by David Selzer.