poetry prizes

Just staggered back from a drunken evening with old friends in Poetryland at the T.S.Eiot prize, won by Shetland-based and Cheshire born Jen Hadfield who was given a cheque for £15,000 for her book Nigh-No-Place. A popular winner, but on the day of saddest news of Mick Imlah who died today of motor neurone disease, critic, once editor of Poetry Review, and a hugely talented poet.


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