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Professor Robert Hampson selected to judge Michael Mark's Awards

Posted on 11/03/2011

Professor Robert Hampson has been selected to be one of the judges (with Richard Price and Lavinia Greenlaw) of this year's Michael Mark's Awards for Poetry Pamphlets.

The Awards are designed to raise the profile of poetry and especially poetry pamphlets, recognising the enormous contribution that poets and their pamphlet publishers make to the world of poetry.

There are two awards:

The Michael Marks Poetry Award recognises an outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK during 2010. Self-published work is welcome. The winning poet will receive a cheque for £5,000.

The poet of the winning pamphlet will also become Harvard University’s Michael Marks Poet in Residence at its summer school in Greece. This year’s residency will take place in July 2011.

The Michael Marks Publishers' Award recognises an outstanding UK publisher of poetry in pamphlet form, based on their publishing programme in 2010. The winning publisher will receive a cheque for £5,000.

See http://www.bl.uk/poetrypamphlets/ for more information.


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