Charlotte Wetton wins £5,000 poetry pamphlet award

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Charlotte Wetton has won this year’s £5,000 Michael Marks award for her poetry pamphlet I Refuse to Turn into a Hatstand, published by Calder Valley Poetry, it was announced on Tuesday night.

When shortlisting Charlotte for the prize, for an outstanding poetry pamphlet published in the UK, the judges said her poems were “poised, crafted and deeply imaginative, exploring transformation and the boundaries of persona in everyday modern life”.

Charlotte was born in the Midlands and lives in West Yorkshire. She works as a regional manager for a health charity. The other shortlisted poets were Natacha Bryan, Alyson Hallett, Theophilus Kwek, and Phoebe Stuckes.

The Poetry Business (Smith Doorstop) won the publishers’ award. Other shortlisted publishers were Mariscat Press, V. Press, and Rack Press.

The judges were Leaf Arbuthnot, contemporary poetry for the Times Literary Supplement; Phil Hatfield, lead curator for digital maps at the British Library; and award-winning poet Ruth Padel. 

 

 

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 14th Dec 2017 16:41

Hmm...it seems that poetry isn't such a pauper's prospect after all.

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