John Stammers

John Stammers’s first collection, Panoramic Lounge Bar (2001), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2001, and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award 2001. His second collection, Stolen Love Behaviour (2005), was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize 2005, and the Forward Prize for Best Collection 2005, and was Poetry Book Society Choice. Stammers’s third collection, Interior Night (Picador), was published in 2010. He won third prize in the National Poetry Competition 2009 for his poem ‘Mr Punch in Soho’.