The shortlist for the 2015 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize for for a distinctive first book of poetry in English published in Britain or Ireland between January 2013 and December 2014 was announced today.
The shortlisted books are
Emily Berry, Dear Boy (Faber & Faber)
Niall Campbell, Moontide (Bloodaxe Books)
Laressa Dickey, Bottomland (Shearsman)
Hannah Lowe, Chick (Bloodaxe Books)
Roy Marshall, The Sun Bathers (Shoestring Press)
Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Terror (Faber & Faber)
Heather Phillipson, Instant-flex 718 (Bloodaxe Books)
Vidyan Ravinthiran, Grun-tu-molani (Bloodaxe Books)
The prize will be awarded on National Poetry Day, 8 October 2015.