“The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize is an annual prize for the best poem published in The Poetry Review written by a poet who doesn’t yet have a full collection. The winner is announced in the summer issue of The Poetry Review each year.
The latest winner, chosen by Fiona Benson, is Phoebe Stuckes for her poem, ‘Thus I became a heart-eater’, which was published in The Poetry Review in the Winter 2019 issue.”
MSt alumna Camille Ralphs has been appointed Poetry Editor at the Times Literary Supplement, the first woman ever hold the role. Camille also has a second pamphlet forthcoming, with If A Leaf Falls Press.
MSt alumna Maya Popa’s reading of Lisel Mueller is now available online. The announcement from The Paris Review:
In our new series of videograms, poets read and discuss the poems
getting them through these strange times—broadcasting straight from
their couches to yours. These readings bring intimacy into our spaces of
isolation, both through the affinity of poetry and through the warmth
of being able to speak to each other across the distances.
MSt alumna Susie Campbell’s poetry pamphlet Tenter has been published by Guillemot Press.
From the announcement:
“Tenter is named after the tenter-frames on which cloth is stretched (using tenter-hooks). The poems weave around the making of the Bayeux tapestry as a way into writing about past and current wars and the role of memory and language in the way we commemorate conflict. Tenter explores what the poet sees as a crisis in our current inability to respond ethically to the consequences of wars we are still involved in, whilst engaging in public and civic acts of remembrance. “