Jonathan Edwards wins £2,000 Troubadour prize

Award-winning poet Jonathan Edwards has won the £2,000 Troubadour prize with his poem ‘My Grandfather’s Car’. One of the two judges, Victoria Kennefick, said: “It is a glorious poem in both theme and language, recalling all the old jalopies we all encounter – how they become one with the driver over time – the grandfather’s wing mirrors, ‘wept/his sadness out in big brown tears’. A vessel that hol...

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New performed poem category at Forwards next year 'to rebalance historical inequities'

There was an intriguing moment last week at the Forward prizes ceremony at Contact theatre in Manchester, when organisers revealed that next year there will be a new prize category - Best Single Poem, Performed.

This category will be judged in 2023 by Joelle Taylor, winner of this year’s TS Eliot...

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