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Phoebe Power Longlisted for Michael Murphy Memorial Prize

Monday, 8 Jul 2019

Cover image of shrines of upper austria by phoebe power We're delighted to share the news that Phoebe Power has made it onto the longlist of the 2019 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize with her debut collection, Shrines of Upper Austria.

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 fifth biennial prize of £1000 for a distinctive first volume of poetry in English published in Britain or Ireland, between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018.The shortlist will be announced on July 9th, and the winner will be announced on National Poetry Day (4 October 2019).

To learn more about the prize and see the full longlist, please visit the website here.

Congratulations to Phoebe, and good luck!


Phoebe Power auhtor photo Phoebe Power's debut collection, Shrines of Upper Austria (Carcanet, 2018) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was shortlisted for the 2018 T. S. Eliot Prize and Winner of the 2018 Forward (Felix Dennis) Prize for Best First Collection. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and a Northern Writers’ Award in 2014. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies including The Rialto, Oxford Poetry and The White Review. She has recently collaborated with other artists on projects including a live performance of her pamphlet Harp Duet (Eyewear, 2016), and Christl, a video installation involving poetry, visual art and sound. She currently lives in York.





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