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Disabled Poets Prize 2024 Winners

The winners of the Disabled Poets Prize were announced at Deptford Literature Festival on 16 March 2024.

Congratulations to all the winners:

Best Single Poem Gayathiri Kamalakanthan Eating An Orange
Judged by Stephen Lightbown and Jamie Hale

Best Unpublished Pamphlet Susie Wilson Nowhere Near As Safe As A Snake In Bed
Judged by Pascale Petit and Jamie Hale

Best Poem Performed in BSL Sahera Khan  My Eyes 
A special commendation, awarded by Kabir Kapoor

The UK’s first Disabled Poets Prize was launched in 2023 to find the best work created by UK-based deaf and disabled poets, in written English and in British Sign Language.

Set up by Jerwood Fellow Jamie Hale, the Disabled Poets Prize is a collaboration between Spread the Word, Verve Poetry Press, and CRIPtic Arts in partnership with The Literary Consultancy and Arvon Foundation.


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