Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets

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The annual celebration of poetry pamphlet publishing in the UK

This is a free online only event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a viewing link shortly before the event and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time.

This event will be live captioned.

Poetry pamphlets provide a way for new writers to reach an audience and for established writers to experiment. Join us to hear from the shortlisted poets and publishers and to hear the winners as they are announced. Three Awards will be made, for Publisher, Poet, and Illustrator. The shortlisted poets will each read from their pamphlets, and the publishers will talk about their work this year.

The shortlisted poets and publishers, who will be reading and speaking at the Awards are:

Poetry prize

Holly Singlehurst, The Sea Turned Thick as Honey, The Rialto

Matthew Hollis, Leaves, Hazel Press

Selima Hill, Fridge, The Rialto

Hugo Williams, Badlands, Mariscat Press

Gboyega Odubanjo, Aunty Uncle Poems, The Poetry Business

Leontia Flynn, Nina Simone is Singing, Mariscat Press


Mariscat Press

Bad Betty Press

Exiled Writers Ink

Ignition Press

The evening will also include a launch of the poetry pamphlet, Ariadne, from the winners of the Michael Marks International Greek Bicentennial prize

The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets are presented in partnership with the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, the Wordsworth Trust, the TLS and Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, and in association with the National Library of Wales and the National Library of Scotland.

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Name: Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets
Where: British Library St Pancras
When: -
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546