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Brotherton Poetry Prize Anthology II

Edited by Simon Armitage, Malika Booker, Stella Butler, Zaffar Kunial and John Whale

Foreword by Simon Armitage

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Series: Brotherton Poetry Prize
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies, British, Language, Women
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Available as:
Paperback (72 pages)
(Pub. Mar 2022)
£12.99 £11.69
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  • The University of Leeds has a long tradition of engagement with poets. Many of them were members of staff (for instance, Geoffrey Hill), some were students (Jon Silkin, Ken Smith, Tony Harrison, Jeffrey Wainwright, Ian Duhig), others creative writing fellows (James Kirkup, John Heath-Stubbs, Thomas Blackburn, Jon Silkin, Peter Redgrove, David Wright, Pearse Hutchinson and Wole Soyinka among them). The poetry archives in the Brotherton Library are extensive and valuable. The Academy of Cultural Fellows has included Helen Mort, Malika Booker, Vahni Capildeo, Zaffar Kunial and Matt Howard. Its long association with the magazine Stand continues. The Brotherton Poetry Prize is the University's latest expression of commitment to poetry as a living art.
    Simon Armitage
    Simon Armitage was elected Oxford Professor of Poetry from 2015–2019, and in May 2019 was appointed UK Poet Laureate. He has published twelve full-length award-winning collections, most recently Paper Aeroplane, Selected Poems 1989–2014 (Faber, 2014) and Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic (Faber, 2019). His medieval translations include Sir Gawain and the Green ... read more
    Malika Booker
    Malika Booker is a British Caribbean poet. Her poetry collection Pepper Seed (Peepal Tree Press, 2013) was longlisted for the OCM Bocas prize and shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre prize (2014). She is published in The Penguin Modern Poet Series 3: Your Family: Your Body (2017). Malika was the Douglas ... read more
    Stella Butler
    Stella Butler was formerly University Librarian and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. She chairs the panel for the Designation Scheme of Arts Council England which aims to identify and celebrate collections of outstanding significance held in museums, libraries and archives across England. She has published on ... read more
    Zaffar Kunial
    Zaffar Kunial was born in Birmingham and lives in Hebden Bridge. He published a pamphlet in the Faber New Poets series in 2014 and spent that year as the Wordsworth Trust Poet-in-Residence. Since his first public reading, of 'Hill Speak' at the 2011 National Poetry Competition awards, he has spoken at ... read more
    John Whale
    John Whale is the Director of the University of Leeds Poetry Centre. He is the author of two collections of poetry, Waterloo Teeth and Frieze, both published by Carcanet/Northern House. Waterloo Teeth was shortlisted for the Forward Prize's Felix Dennis Prize for best first collection. He is Managing Editor of ... read more
    Praise for John Whale 'I loved this book, clever and culturedand steeped in the era of the Romantics.'
    Suzi Feay
     'mixes verbal originality... with sympathetic clarity and seriousness: poems that matter.'
    Bernard O'Donoghue
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