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Winners of the 2014 Awards, announced 25 November 2014.
Michael McGregor, Director of the Wordsworth Trust.
'We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with the Michael Marks Awards. Our involvement signifies our growing significance as a centre for contemporary poetry and our ongoing commitment to it. As publishers of poetry pamphlets ourselves we recognise their importance.'
The Awards have rapidly established themselves 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. Previous winners of the Pamphlet award are Elizabeth Burns, Selima Hill, James McGonigal, Roisin Tierney and David Clarke. Previous winner s of the Publishers award are The Crater Press, Oystercatcher Press, Happenstance Press, Smith/ Doorstop Press and Flarestack Poets.
There are two awards:
The Michael Marks Poetry Award recognises an outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK between July 2013 and June 2014. The winning poet will receive a cheque for £5,000.
The poet of the winning pamphlet will also become Harvard University’s Michael Marks Poet in Residence at its summer school in Greece. The residency will take place in July 2015.
The Michael Marks Publishers’ Award recognises an outstanding UK publisher of poetry in pamphlet form, based on their publishing programme between July 2013 and the end of June 2014. The winning publisher will receive a cheque for £5,000.
The judges are: Zaffar Kunial, Poet-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust, Tanya Kirk, Lead Curator of Printed Literary Sources at the British Library, and Andrew McCulloch, poetry reviewer for the Times Literary Supplement . Click here to meet the judges.