Poetry Book Awards

After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book!

Longlist (in no particular order)

Arthur Allen  – The Nurseryman

Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited

Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed

Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten

David J Costello – Heft

Anne Walsh Donnelly – The Woman with an Owl Tattoo

Rory Duffy – Guide to the items recovered from the stomach of the last wild whale

Marc Goldfinger – Heroin’s Harbour

Lucy Ingrams – Light-fall

Phoebe Kalid – Everything’s Great And I’m Still Dying

Ewan Lawrie –  Last night I met John Adcock

Simon Maddrell – Throatbone

Antony Mair – Let the wounded speak

Mike McNamara – Dialling A Starless Past

Kathy Miles – Gardening With Deer

Marie Naughton – A Life, Elsewhere

Elizabeth Ridout – Summon

Gareth Alun Roberts – What’s Not Wasted

Roxanna – Me, She & Her

Derek Sellen – The Other Guernica

Jocelyn Simms – Tickling the Dragon

Ruth Stacey – I, Ursula

Mariah Whelan – the love I do to you

James Winder – The History of Eternity

The shortlist of 10 books will be announced in October on our website, with the Top 3 in November.

For more information – www.poetrybookawards.co.uk


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