Luke Wright voted best spoken word performer in Saboteur awards

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Luke Wright, who performed nightly on Twitter for 100 consecutive nights from his Suffolk home at the beginning of lockdown last year, has won the Saboteur award for best spoken word performer, it was announced on Saturday at the awards festival’s digital event.

Publishers and partners Ronnie Goodyer and Dawn Bauling of Indigo Dreams won two awards – for most innovative publisher, and for best collaborative work for their joint poetry collection, Forest moor or less. They reacted on Twitter:  “Thank you to the wonderful barmy IDP army for all the votes. You're such a wonderful crowd. We are toasting you all in sparkly stuff, even before 6pm.”

Among the other winners, best regular spoken word night went to Live from The Butchery (Digital); Magma was voted best magazine; best spoken word show was Spark by Sarah Grant; best poetry pamphlet was The Weight of Snow by Pauline Rowe (Maytree Press); and best anthology was Bloody Amazing.

◄ Raymond Antrobus to judge £5,000 Bridport poetry prize

National Poetry Competition opens for entries ►

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