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Poetry award season! | 29-Jun-17

June has been a busy month for poetry award announcements.

On June 9th the shortlist for the 2017 Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection was announced:
The winner was announced on June 30th as Adam Crothers for Several Deer.

On June 12th it was the shortlists for the 2017 Forward Prizes for Poetry:
These include awards Best Collection, Best First Collection and Best Poem. 

And on the same day the shortlist for Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize was announced:
This is a brand new biannual prize for second collections.

On 20th June The Society of Authors announced the winner of this year's Cholmondeley Awards:
and the winners of this year's Eric Gregory Awards:
Melissa Lee-Houghton won a Somerset Maugham Award:

On 28th June Roehampton announced Denise Riley's Say Something Back as the winner of the 2017 Roehampton Poetry Prize, along with the shortlisted books: 

And on 30th June Wayne Holloway-Smith was announced as the winner of The Poetry Society's Geoffrey Dreamer Prize.
His collection Alarum was also shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize.

Congratulations to all the winning and shortlisted poets.


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