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The Michael Marks Awards 2011 shortlist announced | 30-Apr-11

The British Library has announced the shortlisted poets and publishers for the Michael Marks Awards 2011. This is the third year that the awards have taken place, supported by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust.

Lavinia Greenlaw, Robert Hampson and Richard Price are this year's judges, recognising "a single outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK during 2010."

The seven shortlisted pamphlets are:

'Apocapulco' by Neil Addison (Salt);
'The Motorway Service Station as a Destination in its Own Right' by Simon Armitage (Smith/Doorstop Books);
'mo thunder' by Sean Burn (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press);
'Darkhaired' by Olive Broderick (Templar);
'Happy Whale Fat Smile' by Ralph Hawkins (Oystercatcher);
'Cloud Pibroch' by James McGonigal (Mariscat);
'The Lotion' by Sophie Robinson (Oystercatcher).

The five shortlisted publishers are:

The Crater Press;
Kater Murr's Press;
The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press;
Mariscat Press;
Roncadora Press.

Winners of both awards will be announced (and presented with a cheque for £5,000) at an event at the British Library on 13th June 2011. Tickets for the event are on sale from the British Library box office.

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