Judged by Joshua Bennett & Victoria Kennefick: details here.
first prize £2,000
second prize £1,000
third prize £500
plus 20 commendeds
plus all winners read with judges at 2022 prize-night celebration on Mon 5 Dec
submit via email by Mon 26 Sep 2022
(Check out winners, winning poems & judges’ reports, 2021 & prior, on our previous-winners’ poems page.)
- Victoria Kennefick lives in County Kerry, studied at University College Cork, then at Emory University, & Georgia College & State University as part of a Fulbright Scholarship, co-hosts the Unlaunched Books Podcast & is a Listowel Writers Week committee-member. Her 2021 collection Eat or We Both Starve (Carcanet) was a ‘best poetry book of the year’ in both Telegraph & Irish Times, in addition to being shortlisted for the 2021 TS Eliot Prize.
- Joshua Bennett has read at the White House at the invitation of President Barack Obama, is Professor of English & Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, & author of Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man (Harvard, 2020) & Spoken Word: A Cultural History (forthcoming from Knopf). His poetry collections are The Sobbing School (2016, a National Poetry Series Selection & NAACP Image Award finalist), Owed (2020) & The Study of Human Life (publ. Sep 2022), all from Penguin.
judges read all poems submitted