Andrew McMillan has become the first poet to win the £10,000 Guardian first book award with his debut collection, physical, it was announced on Wednesday. The Guardian’s books editor, Claire Armitstead, said that it was “only the second time a poet has even made the shortlist”. She added: “It’s a thrilling development for us as poetry so rarely breaks through in generalist prizes.” Born in 1988, McMillan is the son of poet Ian...
Fran Lock has won the inaugural £500 Out-Spoken poetry prize, it was announced on Tuesday night. Judges Niall O'Sullivan, Ira Lightman, Sabrina Mahfou...
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Iain Galbraith has won the Poetry Society’s Popescu European poetry translation prize for his translation of Jan Wagner’s collection Self- Portrait wi...
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Until I read the blurb, I thought the title of this collection of adult poems by the former children’s laureate, Michael Rosen, might refer to hiding ...
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