Michael Marks Award

I had some good news of late. My sequence of ‘imagined emails’ The Terrors has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets.

Here’s the full shortlist:

  • The Terrors Tom Chivers (Nine Arches Press)
  • The Titanic Café closes its doors and hits the rocks, David Hart (Nine Arches Press)
  • Advice on Wearing Animal Prints, Selima Hill (Flarestack Poets)
  • Devorgilla’s Bridge, Hugh McMillan (Roncadora Press)
  • The Reluctant Vegetarian, Richard Moorhead (Oystercatcher Press)
  • ballast: a remix, Nii Ayikwei Parkes (tall-lighthouse)

I’m especially pleased for my publisher Nine Arches Press, who have two titles on the list. Good work Jane and Matt!

There’s a separate award for publishers of pamphlets – an enlightened idea.

  • HappenStance Press
  • Oystercatcher Press
  • Templar Poetry
  • Veer

If you’d like to come and hear all the shortlisted poets reading their work, you can. The British Library is hosting the Award ceremony on Wednesday 16th June.

Tickets are a snip at £6/4 and can be booked online.

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