How to Recommend

The Ted Hughes Award 2017 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 award will be judged in 2017 by Gillian Allnutt, Sally Beamish and Lemn Sissay. 

The judges rely on recommendations from members of The Poetry Society and the Poetry Book Society to inform them of the goings on in the UK’s poetry landscape.  So if you’ve encountered a work of poetry by a UK poet or a poet resident in the UK in 2017 – be it a collection, individual published poem, radio poem, verse translation, verse drama, verse novel, libretti, film poem, poetry in public art, or a new form of poetry work entirely – let the judges know by making a recommendation.


For more information on 2016’s Ted Hughes Award, the shortlisted works, and the 2016 winner Hollie McNish for Nobody Told Me, head to our Ted Hughes Award 2016 page.