Meet the Selectors
Twice shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, for The World Before Snow (Carcanet) in 2015 and The Blood Choir (Seren) in 2006, Tim Liardet has produced ten collections of poetry to date. He has also been longlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize, and has received several Poetry Book Society Recommendations, a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice, an Arts Council England Writer’s Award, a Society of Authors Award, a Hawthornden fellowship, two Pushcart nominations, and various other awards. Arcimboldo’s Bulldog: New and Selected Poems is due from Carcanet. He is Professor of Poetry at Bath Spa University.
Vona Groarke has published seven collections of poetry with Gallery Press, the latest being Selected Poems, (2016) and her recently-published book-length essay on art frames, Four Sides Full. Her poems have recently appeared inThe New Yorker, Threepenny Review, The Guardian, Poetry and Poetry Review. Current Editor of Poetry Ireland Review and Selector for the Poetry Book Society, she teaches in the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester.
A.B. Jackson is the author of Fire Stations (Anvil), winner of the Forward Prize
for Best First Collection in 2003, Apocrypha (Donut Press), a PBS Pamphlet Choice
in 2011, and The Wilderness Party (Bloodaxe Books), a PBS Recommendation for autumn 2015.
Denise Saul’s White Narcissi (Flipped Eye Publishing), was Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice for Autumn 2007. Her House of Blue (Rack Press) was PBS Pamphlet Recommendation for Summer 2012. She is the winner of the 2011 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Denise is a Fellow of The Complete Works, a nationwide development programme that aims to create more cultural diversity in mainstream poetry publishing.
George Szirties (b. 1948) is a poet and translator who settled in England after his family fled the Hungarian Uprising of 1956. He currently teaches creative writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England and is trained as a painter. His translation of Satantango won the 2013 Best Translated Book Award, and his poetry has won many awards, including the Faber Memorial Prize (1980), the T.S. Eliot Prize (2005) and the Forward Poetry Prize (2009).