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The Poetry Business Competition Winners' Reading

Jerwood Centre

01 July 2017
2.00 - 4.00pm

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The Poetry Business International Book & Pamphlet Competition was the first of its kind in Britain. Now in its 31st year, it has launched the careers of many successful poets, and the annual winners’ reading at the Wordsworth Trust has become an important date in the contemporary poetry calendar. 

The four winners, chosen by Mimi Khalvati and Ian Duhig, are as follows: 


Josephine Abbott for her collection The Infinite Knot

Katy Evans-Bush for her Collection Broken Cities

Ruth McIlroy for her collection Guppy Primer

Lesley Saunders for her collection Angels on Horseback


Each winner will read from their winning for approximately 15 minutes. The Director of the Trust will then present the winners with their prize cheque. 

This event will also feature the prize announcement and presentation for the first ever Wordsworth Trust Prize for a single poem, chosen by the public from a shortlist published in a digital pamphlet.

For more information about The Poetry Business, and the International Book & Pamphlet Competition, click here to visit the competition webpage. 

Cost: free

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