Ted Hughes Award

Crow © Estate of Leonard Baskin
Crow © Estate of Leonard Baskin

The Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry seeks to recognise excellence in poetry, highlighting outstanding contributions made by poets to our cultural life. The £5,000 prize is donated by Carol Ann Duffy, funded from the annual honorarium the Poet Laureate traditionally receives from HM The Queen.


The 2016 shortlist has been announced, chosen by the judges, award-winning poets Jo Bell, Bernard O’Donoghue and Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams!

The winner will be revealed at the Ted Hughes Award and National Poetry Competition Award Ceremony on 29 March 2017. 

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Ted Hughes Award
The Poetry Society
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London WC2H 9BX
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