The Poetry Business has announced the Winners of the 2017/18 Book & Pamphlet Competition, judged by Liz Berry and David Constantine.
Rebecca Cullen (Nottingham) for Majid Sits in a Tree and Sings
Ann Gray (Cornwall) for I Wish I Had More Mothers
Christopher North (Alicante, Spain) for The Topiary of Passchendaele
Madeleine Wurzburger (London) for Sleeve Catching Fire at Dawn
These collections will be published by Smith|Doorstop books, an imprint of The Poetry Business, and launched on 22 September at The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere. This event is not ticketed and everyone is welcome. The winners will each receive a share of £2,000 cash as well as publication in The North magazine.
Details have also been announced of the Winners of the 2017/18 New Poets Prize, which was judged by Kayo Chingonyi.
Joe Carrick-Varty (Manchester) for Somewhere Far
Tristram Fane Saunders (London) for Woodsong
Emma Jeremy (London) for Let's Just Call It What It Is
Warda Yassin (Sheffield) for Tea with Cardamom
The four winners will receive a year’s mentoring and support from The Poetry Business, publication in The North magazine, and a workshop and reading with Kayo Chingonyi. The first prize winner and a runner up will also be offered a place each on an Arvon residential course of their choice in 2018.
These four winning collections will be published under The New Poets List – an imprint of The Poetry Business – in 2019.