The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry was a 10 year project running alongside Carol Ann Duffy’s tenure as Poet Laureate, highlighting outstanding contributions made by poets to our cultural life. The £5000 annual prize money was funded by Carol Ann Duffy’s honorarium as Laureate from HM The Queen.
Winners throughout the Award’s lifetime included Alice Oswald, Kaite O’Reilly, Lavinia Greenlaw, Kate Tempest, Maggie Sawkins, Sir Andrew Motion, David Morley, Hollie McNish, Jay Bernard and Raymond Antrobus. Winning works were not just limited to new collections of poetry, and included radio pieces, poetry in performance, poetic memoir and more. You can use the drop-down menu on this page to explore the winning and shortlisted works from each year.
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Ted Hughes Award
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