Octavia Lamb wins inaugural Robert Graves Prize

Octavia Lamb
Octavia Lamb

The Poetry Centre, and Wimbledon BookFest, have announced the winners of the inaugural Robert Graves Prize, judged by Professor Fiona Sampson and literary agent Peter Straus. The prize was sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects.

The overall winner was Poetry Society Member Octavia Lamb, for her poem ‘Ivor Gurney Goes To War’. Second place was awarded to Vishvantara for her poem ‘After Schubert’. And third place was awarded to Poetry Society Member Audrey Ardern-Jones, for her poem ‘In the Fifties’.

The prize was awarded at a ceremony and reading at Wimbledon BookFest.

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5 December 2017