The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize is an annual prize for the best poem published in The Poetry Review written by a poet who doesn’t yet have a full collection. The winner is announced in the summer issue of The Poetry Review each year.
The winner for 2017, judged by Paul Farley, has been announced as Mary Jean Chan for her poem, ‘The Fencer’, which was published in The Poetry Review.
The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize was established in 1998 in memory of Geoffrey Dearmer, who at 103 was the Society’s oldest member. It is awarded, through the generosity of the Dearmer family, to honour this noted World War One poet. The Poetry Review is extremely grateful to the Dearmer family for supporting this prize.