The judges of The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2013 are currently accepting recommendations from Poetry Society and Poetry Book Society members.
"I’m delighted to be announcing the 5th Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. In a short space of time the award has established itself as one of the major national prizes for poetry and is known for the breadth of its connection with other forms of artistic expression. It’s an award that helps to promote both new and established poets and it provides a platform for emerging artists, like last year’s winner, the wonderful Kate Tempest, allowing a whole new audience to appreciate their work" Carol Ann Duffy, September 2013
Not all new poetry can be found in books. It's on the stage, on the radio, on film and TV, in art galleries and around us in the built environment. The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry embraces the range and vitality of contemporary poetry, in books and beyond. See our New Work pages for a reminder of some (but by no means all) of the exciting work that's been going on this year.
In order to consider the fullest sweep of new poetry produced each year, The Ted Hughes Award invites individual members of the Poetry Society and the Poetry Book Society to bring work to the attention of the judges. Members can make a recommendation by email: see Make a Recommendation. Recommendations for the 2013 award will be accepted until 9 January 2014. If you are a Poetry Society or Poetry Book Society member and you'd like to nominate something for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry you can download the recommendation form by clicking here.
“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.
Are you a poet? Are you planning some exciting new work in 2013? Let us know.
2012 Winner Kate Tempest appears on Front Row on Radio 4. Click here to hear the interview.
2012 Winner Kate Tempest appears on Woman's Hour on Radio 4, click here to hear the interview.
2012 Winner Kate Tempest takes Brand New Ancients on tour to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Kate Tempest is announced the winner of the Ted Hughes Award 2012!
The shortlist for the Ted Hughes Award 2012 has now been announced.
The judges of this year's award have been announced, and recommendations are now being accepted.
The winner of the Ted Hughes Award 2011 has now been announced.
The shortlist for the Ted Hughes Award 2011 has now been announced.
THA 2010 winner, Kaite O'Reilly, has been in touch to tell us about a new project, The Echo Chamber. This new performance from The Llanarth Group interweaves movement, text, and sound to explore “elemental” human matters. See Kaite's website for more info.