The Wordsworth Trust and The British Library, with the generous support of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, is pleased to present The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets, in association with the TLS and Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies (CHS), in Washington DC and in Nafplio Greece.

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.

Meet the judges here.

Find out more about the organisations behind the awards here.

Click here to view the 2019 shortlists.

The winners for the 2019 awards have now been announced, click here to find out who they are.

Previous winners of the Pamphlet award are:

2009  Elizabeth Burns

2010  Selima Hill

2011  James McGonigal

2012  Roisin Tierney

2013  David Clarke

2014  Laura Scott

2015  Gill McEvoy

2016  Richard Scott

2017  Charlotte Wetton

2018  Carol Rumens

Previous winners of the Publishers award are:

2009  The Crater Press

2010  Oystercatcher Press

2011  Happenstance Press

2012  Smith/ Doorstop Press (The Poetry Business)

2013  Flarestack Poets

2014  Rack Press

2015  Mariscat Press

2016  The Emma Press

2017  Smith/Doorstop Press (The Poetry Business)

2018  Guillemot Press

Previous winners of the Illustration award are:

2018 Steve Ely

The Michael Marks Poetry Award

The Michael Marks Publishers’ Award

The Michael Marks Poetry in a Celtic Language Award

The Michael Marks Illustration Award

The closing date for submissions for the 2019 awards was 4.00pm Thursday 12th September 2019.