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PBS members invited to recommend poets to the Ted Hughes Award

Ted Hughes AwardThe 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 judges are award-winning poets Jo Bell, Bernard O’Donoghue and Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter Kathryn Williams.

The Ted Hughes Award is there to recognise exceptional new work in poetry. Poetry Book Society members have the exclusive opportunity to recommend their favourite new poets. The closing date for nominations is 9th January 2017.

“For me, ‘new work’ suggests something more than a book. I’m looking for the unexpected; work which takes risks, work which is hard to categorise but easy to enjoy.” Jo Bell, Judge

This is a fabulous opportunity for our members to have their say in a prestigious award and we hope you enjoy the process of picking your favourite nominations!

Download your entry form as a Word doc and email your nominations to

Don't miss your opportunity to have your say in the Ted Hughes Award

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