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 Ted Hughes Award is informed by recommendations from members of The Poetry Society and the Poetry Book Society. The Ted Hughes Award 2018 is judged by Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mark Oakley and Clare Shaw. Recommendations have now closed. Watch this space: we’ll be announcing the shortlist soon.

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Ted Hughes Award
The Poetry Society
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