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Two Carcanet poets shortlisted for Michael Murphy Poetry Prize

Tuesday, 8 Aug 2017

No Text We're delighted to announce that Kate Miller's The Observances and John Dennison's Otherwise have both been shortlisted for the 2017 Michael Murphy Poetry Prize!

The £1000 prize is awarded for a distinctive first book of poetry in English published in Britain or Ireland. The 2017 prize covers volumes published between January 2015 and December 2016.

The shortlist also includes Claire Askew's This Changes Things (Bloodaxe), Nancy Campbell's Disko Bay (Enitharmon) and Rebecca Perry's Beauty/ Beauty (Bloodaxe). The judges were Deryn Rees-Jones, Karen Leeder and John Mcauliffe

Miller's The Observances was previously shortlisted for the 2015 Costa Book Awards and was the winner of the 2016 Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry First Full Collection Prize. Otherwise was also shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize in the same year.

The winner will be announced on National Poetry Day, 28 September 2017 and the prize will be awarded at the English Association's Annual General Meeting on 23 May 2018.

Congratulations Kate and John!







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