Mario Petrucci

Mario Petrucci is the winner of the Bridport Prize, the London Writers Competition (four times) and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for his debut collection Shrapnel and Sheets. He has long been a poetry frontiersman, holding pioneering residencies at the Imperial War Museum and BBC Radio 3. Science and ecology deeply inform his work. Heavy Water: A Poem for Chernobyl (Enitharmon, 2004) captured the Arvon Prize and became an award-winning international film. His uniquely-voiced, 1111-strong Anglo-American sequence, i tulips, delivers “a truly ambitious landmark body of work” (Poetry Book Society Bulletin).