Alice Oswald

…Alice Oswald was the inaugural winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry in 2009 for her collection Weeds and Wildflowers. She lives in Devon and…

Caroline Bird

Ted Hughes Award. A two time winner of the Foyles Young Poets Award, her first collection Looking Through Letterboxes was published in 2002 when she was 15. She won a major Eric…

Steve Ely

…Steve Ely was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2013. He is a poet, novelist and biographer from Yorkshire. Oswald’s Book of Hours is…

Kaite O’Reilly

…(Sherman Cymru). Her new version of Aeschylus’s Persians won the 2011 Ted Hughes Award for New Works in Poetry. Kaite was awarded a Literature Wales writing bursary in 2014….

Andrew Motion

…first collection of poems, The Pleasure Steamers, published in 1977. His collection, The Cinder Path (2009), was shortlisted for the 2010 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. His…

Roy Fisher

…Roy Fisher was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2012. He has published over thirty poetry books, and has been the subject of numerous critical essays and several studies,…

Robert Crawford

…Society Recommendations and Full Volume was shortlisted for the 2008 T.S. Eliot Prize. In 2011 he was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. His latest…

John Glenday

…a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for both the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin Poetry Prize. His most recent collection, The Golden Mean was published by Picador in…

Hannah Silva

…Hannah Silva was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2013. She is a Birmingham based poet and playwright. She has performed internationally and throughout…

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…Poetry Competition, one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious prizes for an individual poem, and the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry – the prize founded by…

Martin Figura

…deals with the murder in 1966 of his mother, June, by his father Frank. It was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2010. His poem…

Chris Agee

…spends part of each year at his house on Korcula, Croatia. Next to Nothing was shortlisted for the 2009 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. www.chrisagee.net, www.irishpages.org…

Lavinia Greenlaw

…Lavinia Greenlaw is the winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2011 for her sound piece ‘Audio Obscura’. Her poetry collections include Minsk and The…

Patience Agbabi

…was published in 2008.  Her most recent collection, Telling Tales (Canongate, 2014),  a contemporary take on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, was shortlisted for The Poetry Society’s 2014 Ted Hughes Award. …

Chris Beckett

…Poets in 2013. Sketches from the Poem Road, shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award 2015, was shown at The Poetry Society in March/April 2015 and an extended version including painting, calligraphy…

Naomi Foyle

…has edited ten full-length poetry collections, including The Privilege of Rain by David Swann (Waterloo Press, 2010), shortlisted for the 2011 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry….

Tamar Yoseloff

…Tamar Yoseloff was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2012. She is the author of four full collections, most recently The City with Horns…

Kate Tempest

…Kate Tempest is the winner of the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2012 with Brand New Ancients. She started out when she was 16, rapping at…

Maggie Sawkins

…Maggie Sawkins won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2013 with Zones of Avoidance. She has written poetry since she was a child. Her two poetry…

Chris McCabe

…Chris McCabe was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2013. His collections include The Hutton Inquiry, Zeppelins and THE RESTRUCTURE and he has recorded…

Imtiaz Dharker

…table (2006), Leaving Fingerprints (2009). Her most recent collection, Over the Moon (2014), was shortlisted for the 2014 Ted Hughes Award and in the same year she received the Queen’s…

Zoë Skoulding

…collaborating with musicians. She is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Bangor University. She was shortlisted for the The Poetry Society’s Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry…

Denise Riley

…Denise Riley was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry 2012. She has published War in the Nursery: Theories of Child and Mother (1983); ‘Am…

David Swann

…David Swann was commended in the National Poetry Competition 2003 and 2012. His book, The Privilege of Rain (Waterloo Press, 2010), was shortlisted for The Ted Hughes Award for…

Carrie Etter

…Difference: Other Poetries by UK Women Poets (Shearsman, 2010). She also publishes short stories, reviews and the occasional essay. Imagined Sons was shortlisted for the 2014 Ted Hughes Award….