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Announcing the Michael Marks Awards Shortlists 2022

We are delighted to share with you the shortlists for the Michael Marks Poetry Award and Publisher Award Shortlists 2022.

The shortlisted poets and publishers will appear at the Michael Marks annual awards evening, alongside the winning illustrator and the Environmental Poet of the Year, a new award for 2022 which recognises the Trust's commitment to the promotion and conservation of culture and of the environment.

The event will take place on Tuesday December 13th, at the British Library. The event will be open to the public and will be free to attend. It will also be live-streamed.

Please see the shortlisted poets and publishers below. All titles are available here, with 25% off for members!


Poetry Award shortlist

Naush Sabah – Litanies (Guillemot Press)

Maya C Popa – Dear Life (smith | doorstop)

Matthew Haigh – Vampires (Bad Betty Press)

Tomi Adegbayibi – Colours & Tea (Human) (Muscaliet Press)

Shane McCrae – Hex and Other Poems (Bad Betty Press)

John Burnside – Apostasy (Dare-Gale Press)


Publishers’ Award shortlist

Hazel Press

Muscaliet Press

Bad Betty Press

Guillemot Press

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