Jared A Carnie wins Paper Swans Press pamphlet prize

CONGRATULATIONS to Poetry Society Members Lizzie Holden (second for From the Bottom of the Wishing Well) and Pam Thompson (third for Hireling) in the Paper Swans Press Poetry Pamphlet Prize – won by Jared A Carnie for his pamphlet Lyme.

Also Commended was Poetry Society Member Maria Isakova Bennett with fellow Members Lucy Maxwell Scott, Claire Cox, Vasiliki Albedo and Alice Hiller on the shortlist.

This year’s prize was judged by Richard Skinner.

Richard on Lizzie’s poems:

“Desperate and frightening though the sublect matter is, Holden avoids falling into the traps of voyeurism or sensationalism. A magnificent sequence.”

and on Pam’s:

“It’s so hard to write convincingly from a historical perspective, but this sequence does so supremely well.Richard Skinner

Richard Skinner is a writer working across fiction, life writing, essays, non-fiction and poetry. He has published three novels with Faber & Faber, three books of non-fiction and three books of poetry. His work has been nominated for prizes and is published in eight languages. Richard is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy.

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14 August 2019