We are utterly thrilled for Natacha Bryan who has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Poetry Pamphlet 2017. Bryan is a wonderful poet, with a sharp ear for language coupled with a sense of adventure over where the poetic line can go.
The Judges commented: “We all found ‘If I Talked Everything My Eyes Saw’ to contain a magical and exhilarating variety of forms, addresses and voice, around mothers, daughters, friends and childhood, hospitals, wounds and healing.”
The Awards are now established among the most significant awards in contemporary poetry. They are designed to raise the profile of poetry pamphlets, recognising the enormous contribution that they make to the poetry world. This year’s judges are: Phil Hatfield, Curator of Digital Maps at the British Library, Leaf Arbuthnot, Novelist and regular reviewer for the TLS, and award-winning poet Ruth Padel.
Previous winners of the Pamphlet award are Elizabeth Burns, Selima Hill, James McGonigal, Roisin Tierney, David Clarke , Laura Scott, Gill McEvoy and Richard Scott.
Full details can be found here: wordsworth.org/poetrypamphlets.html
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