Friday, November 25, 2011

The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry

From The Poetry Society (UK) ...

Interesting that there is recognition of the importance of other art forms in this award.

Details of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry  (from The Poetry Society Website) ...

In 2010, for the second year, members of the Poetry Society and Poetry Book Society were invited to recommend a living UK poet, working in any form, who has made the most exciting contribution to poetry. The £5,000 prize is donated by Carol Ann Duffy, funded from the annual honorarium the Poet Laureate traditionally receives from HM The Queen. The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry seeks to recognise excellence in poetry, highlighting outstanding contributions made by poets to our cultural life.

“In order to thrive, poetry must always be open to the world it inhabits. This means that it’s vital for poets to engage with other art forms. A poet can learn as much about their craft from closely examining the work of other artists as they can from poetry itself.”
 Sarah Maguire, judge of The Ted Hughes Award 2011

Link ... The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry

(The close date for recommendations for the next award is 6 Janurary 2012)

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