How to Recommend

The Ted Hughes Award 2016 aims to recognise and reward exceptional new work in poetry. Recommendations are invited from members of The Poetry Society and The Poetry Book Society.  The award is now closed for recommendations. The winner, chosen by judges Jo Bell, Kathryn Williams and Bernard O’Donoghue, will be announced on 29 March 2017.

“For me, ‘new work’ suggests something more than a book. I’m looking for the unexpected; work which takes risks, work which is hard to categorise but easy to enjoy.” Jo Bell, Judge