Meet the Judges

Lavinia GreenlawLavinia Greenlaw was born in London, where she has lived for most of her life. She studied seventeenth-century art at the Courtauld Institute, and was awarded a NESTA fellowship to pursue her interest in vision, travel and perception. Her poetry includes Minskand the forthcoming The Casual Perfect, in addition to which she has published two novelsand the non-fiction The Importance of Music to Girls. Her most recent work is Questions of Travel: William Morris and Iceland. She has won a number of prizes and has held residencies at the Science Museum and the Royal Society of Medicine. Her work for BBC radio includes programmes about the Arctic, the Baltic, Emily Dickinson and Elizabeth Bishop. She has also written radio drama, song texts and opera libretti. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

Robert HampsonRobert Hampson is Professor of Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, where, among other things, he is a member of the Poetics Research Group and teaches on the MA in Poetic Practice. He has been involved with contemporary innovative poetry since the 1970s - as poet, editor, and critic. He co-edited Alembic with Ken Edwards and Peter Barry in the 1970s, and he subsequently co-edited with Peter Barry a pioneering collection of critical essays, New British poetries: The Scope of the Possible (Manchester University Press, 1993). His recent publications include another co-edited collection of essays, Frank O'Hara Now (Liverpool University Press, 2010), with Will Montgomery, and Assembled Fugitives: Selected Poems 1973-1998 (Stride. 2001), a second edition of Seaport (Shearsman, 2009) and an explanation of colours (Veer Books, 2010).

Richard Price Richard Price is the Head of Content and Research Strategy at the British Library and an acclaimed poet and novelist. As poet, small press publisher, and literary historian he has a wide knowledge of UK poetry pamphlets past and present. His poetry collections include Lucky Day and Rays while his most recent novel, in which a father and daughter steal a car as an act of revenge, is The Island. His poetry website is