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Chakraborty, Galleymore & Kelly on Michael Murphy Memorial Prize Shortlist

Monday, 13 Sep 2021

shortlist graphic for michael murphy prize We're thrilled to share the news that three Carcanet poets have been selected for the Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize: Sumita Chakraborty with her collection Arrow, Isabel Galleymore with Significant Other, and Lisa Kelly with A Map Towards Fluency.

The Michael Murphy Memorial Prize is a biennial prize for a distinctive first book of poetry in English published in Britain or Ireland. The prize was established by colleagues at Nottingham Trent University in honour of the Liverpool-born poet Michael Murphy, who was 43 when he died of a brain tumour in May 2009.

This year marks the sixth biennial prize of £1000 for a distinctive first volume of poetry in English published in Britain or Ireland, between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020. The judges for this year’s award are Professor Deryn Rees-Jones, University of Liverpool; Dr Noreen Masud, Durham University; and Professor Andrew Roberts, University of Dundee.

The winner will be announced on National Poetry Day (7 October 2021), and the award will be presented at the next English Association Awards Ceremony (25 May 2022).
The prize-winning collection will be advertised and reviewed in the English Association Newsletter, the Association's journal English and on the Association's website.

Congratulations Sumita, Isabel and Lisa, and good luck!







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