The shortlist for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2013 has now been announced. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 28 March, alongside the winners of the National Poetry Competition 2013.
Steve Ely for Oswald’s Book of Hours
Chris McCabe for Pharmapoetica
Maggie Sawkins for Zones of Avoidance
Hannah Silva for Total Man
Zoë Skoulding for The Museum of Disappearing Sounds
Click here to read more about the shortlist.
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. The judges considered work in a wide variety of forms for the award, before deciding on the shortlist of five poets. To find out more about the shortlist, click here, and to read the Press Release, click 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 2014? Let us know.
The shortlist for the Ted Hughes Award 2013 has now been announced!
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.