Inaugural Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets

May 21, 2009

pamphletsThe inaugural Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets has been released by the British Library, in partnership with the Poetry Book Society and with the generous support of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.

A total of six poets and four publishers from over 120 entries have been shortlisted for the two awards, worth £5,000 each. They are:

Poetry Award shortlist– for an outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK during 2008:

* Bone Song by Polly Atkin (Aussteiger Publications)

* The Shortest Days by Elizabeth Burns (Galdragon Press)

* That Water Speaks in Tongues by Siobhán Campbell (Templar Poetry)

* Milk by Sarah Jackson (Pighog)

* whichever music by Kate Potts (tall-lighthouse)

* quot by seekers of lice (self-published)

Publishers’ Award shortlist – for an outstanding UK publisher of poetry in pamphlet form, on the basis of their publishing programme in 2008:

* HappenStance Press

* Oystercatcher Press

* tall-lighthouse

* Templar Poetry

The shortlist was judged by poet and performer Ian McMillan, poet and author Jackie Kay and Richard Price, poet and Head of Modern British Collections at the British Library. The winners will be announced at a Readings and Award Ceremony at the British Library at 6.30pm on 24 June. Tickets are available online or from the box office on 01937 546 546. Our congrats to our friends HN and EB…

More lovely musings upon the pamphlet…

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