Michael Murphy Memorial Prize Competition Shortlist announced

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.

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