The 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 Ted Hughes Award is informed by recommendations from members of The Poetry Society and the Poetry Book Society. The Ted Hughes Award is now open for recommendations, judged by Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mark Oakley and Clare Shaw. Find out more about how to make a recommendation.
The closing date for recommendations is 9th January 2019. Feel free to contact us if you would like to find out your PBS member number for the recommendation form.