Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets

I can now announce that submissions for this year’s Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets are open.

The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets
The British Library, with the generous support of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, is pleased to present the third year of The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets.

The Awards are designed to raise the profile of poetry and especially poetry pamphlets, recognising the enormous contribution that poets and their pamphlet publishers make to the world of poetry.

There are two awards:

The Michael Marks Poetry Award recognises an outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK during 2010. Self-published work is welcome. 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. This year’s residency will take place in July 2011.

The Michael Marks Publishers’ Award recognises an outstanding UK publisher of poetry in pamphlet form, based on their publishing programme in 2010. The winning publisher will receive a cheque for £5,000.

The judges are: the writer Lavinia Greenlaw (Chair), poet and academic Robert Hampson, and Richard Price, poet, novelist and Head of Content and Research Strategy at the British Library.

Winners will be announced at a public Readings and Awards Ceremony held at the British Library on the evening of the 13 June 2011. Tickets will be available from early May 2011.

Download submission forms and further details at www.bl.uk/poetrypamphlets. The closing date for entries is 14th March at 5.00pm.

Tanya Kirk

Lead Curator, Printed Literary Sources

The British Library
96 Euston Road


Tel: +44 (0)20 7412 7920

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