TLS relaunches £3,000 competition as Mick Imlah poetry prize
The Times Literary Supplement is bringing back its poetry competition, which ran annually from 1996 to 2003, and again in 2007 and 2008. It will be named after Mick Imlah, pictured, poetry editor of the TLS from 1992 until his death in 2009. Mick Imlah was born in Aberdeen and died at the age of 52 as a result of motor neurone disease. He published two collections of poetry; his second, The Lost Leader, won the Forward prize.
The judges for the 2017 competition – first prize £3,000 - are former poet laureate Andrew Motion, US poet and translator AE Stallings, and Alan Jenkins, poet and poetry editor of the TLS. More details